After amassing a 2-5 record in the UFC and dropping his last three in a row, it seemed like Sean O’Connell was going to walk away from the sport empty handed. Instead, he decided to join PFL for their 2018 season and ended up shocking everyone with a third-round doctor’s stoppage win over Vinny Magalhaes, winning the light heavyweight tournament and claiming the $1 million dollar prize. O’Connell then rode off into the sunset, retired and became a PFL commentator. O’Connell, who faced his toughest challenge in the finals, believes it’s best to have your toughest battles late, when they matter most.
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