The surging bantamweight missed two years of fighting due to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), but the fighter says that he holds no ill-will towards USADA for what went down.
“I think they’re trying to do their best,” O’Malley told MMA Fighting. “It’s something that’s going to be a process to figure where the line should be drawn. I still don’t think it’s 100 picograms, that’s what it’s at right now. I think that’s still such a low number but they don't know the science to where it’s performance enhancing and when it’s a tainted supplement and it’s not doing anything for you. They don’t know the science enough to make the perfect limit. 100 picograms is a start and they’re obviously doing their best, too.”
O’Malley was initially flagged by USADA is 2018 and after serving two separate suspensions, just returned to action earlier this year.
Another huge reason that O’Malley doesn’t have any ill-will towards USADA is that the two year break allowed him to improve as a fighter.
“I just got so good the last two years, it doesn’t even matter. I don’t even think about that anymore,” O’Malley said. “I feel like I’m twice as good. Overall, I’m stronger in every aspect. I think I was twice as good as I was two years ago.”
There is no word yet on when O’Malley will compete again, but the fighter has already picked up three wins under the UFC banner.