In late January on “The Timbo Sugarshow” co-hosted by O’Malley and his coach, Tim Welch, Kenney was asked by Welch if he would “smash” Anderson – meaning have sex with her. Kenney answered the question openly and proceeded to rate Anderson’s attractiveness, which she took offense to and called “utterly degrading.” Anderson’s response prompted a same-day apology from Kenney, with whom she was scheduled to share the UFC 259 card.
During a Wednesday appearance on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” O’Malley was asked about the incident.
“I didn’t say anything bad, did I?” O’Malley asked.
O’Malley, who didn’t say anything about Anderson during the episode with Kenney, was then asked if he regrets that the topic came up on his podcast.
“I think that’s just a … I mean, you can’t let … if someone … you can’t let someone else’s words affect how you feel emotionally,” O’Malley said. “If you said something about me, and I … I don’t know. It’s … I don’t know. I don’t know. She’s not a co-worker anymore. It is what it is.”
Anderson seemingly responded to O’Malley’s comments in a tweet with two words and a pair of emojis.
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) March 24, 2021
Kenney and Anderson both were unsuccessful earlier this month at UFC 259. Kenney lost a split decision to former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, while Anderson was submitted in the first round of her featherweight title fight with champ Amanda Nunes. Anderson, a former Invicta FC champ, completed her UFC deal with the contest and is not currently under contract with the promotion.
O’Malley (12-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) returns this Saturday at UFC 260, where he’ll look to rebound from the first loss of his career. O’Malley meets Thomas Almeida on the pay-per-view main card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.