UFC champion Sean O’Malley victim of swatting, shares video of cops surrounding his home

For as much as he’s known for his championship-level fighting, UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley is also known for being one of the most popular streamers and gamers on the internet. Unfortunately, with O’Malley’s popularity will come crude behavior and scary pranks, as the champion recently found out.


Over the weekend, police were called to the home of O’Malley and swarmed his residence due to a prank phone call that stated two people were dead. On the latest episode of his podcast, the champion detailed the situation while releasing the video he captured while he was streaming.


“Streaming, about an hour-and-a-half in, I see a f—king cop flying down my road. I feel like instantly I kinda knew, because I’ve heard about Aidan [Ross] and the big, big streamers getting swatted.

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“So I peak out my head the window to see maybe the cops are doing something, maybe it’s someone else.”

O’Malley would then detail his encounter with the police once they arrived.

“Then they’re on the intercom and I see a bunch of cops and they’re like ‘Walk out with your hands up’ I f—king walk out, hands up. I was nervous, I was like I’m just gonna listen, I could get shot.

If I just listen to them, I should be alright. But you never know, someone sneezes, pulls the trigger. I’ve got f—king shotguns pointed at me, ARs from like four different cops pointed at me. They said I killed my parents or something like that, they thought there was an active shooter. Someone called and said there were two dead people and an active shooter inside.”

Certainly, a scary situation for the UFC’s bantamweight champion and the risks of these swatting situations can be severe.

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