Sean O’Malley was expected to return from a foot injury at UFC 229, but a self announced potential USADA violation put those plans on the back burner.
The fighter has decided that while the USADA situation takes its course, it would be wise to undergo a hip surgery.
A soon to be operated on O’Malley took to Twitter to announce the news:
Surgery on Thursday on my right hip. This will put me off the Mats for about 4 months. Still waiting on the USADA situation to get sorted out . This year has been the best year,and toughest year of my life .Fuckin love you guys tho I’ll be streaming A LOT— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) October 22, 2018
Surgery is expected to happen this Thursday according to O’Malley, a recovery time should be known once the procedure commences. There is no word as to why the hip needed surgery in the first place, whether or not is was due to O'Malley's fighting career or something else.
O’Malley is currently 2-0-0 in the UFC (10-0-0 overall), with those wins coming over the duo of Andre Soukhamthath and Terrion Ware, O’Malley shot to national prominence on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 2, when he defeated Alfred Khashakyan by first round knockout.