Sean O’Malley snaps back at UFC 300’s Deiveson Figueiredo with homophobic slur

UFC champ Sean O'Malley responds to criticism from Deiveson Figueiredo with homophobic slur‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley had an interesting response to comments recently made about him by former flyweight titleholder Deiveson Figueiredo….

UFC champ Sean O'Malley responds to criticism from Deiveson Figueiredo with homophobic slur

‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley had an interesting response to comments recently made about him by former flyweight titleholder Deiveson Figueiredo.

On Saturday (April 13), Figueiredo will make his sophomore appearance in the bantamweight division, leading off UFC 300 opposite former champ Cody Garbrandt at T-Mobile Arena.

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt

Ahead of his highly anticipated return to the Octagon, ‘Deus da Guerra’ suggested during a recent interview that O’Malley wouldn’t make it past his next bantamweight title challenger, Merab Dvalishvili.

“I think this fight between Merab and Sean O’Malley won’t happen,” Figueredo said on MMA Fighting’s Trocação Franca podcast.” In my opinion, I think [O’Malley] is a guy who can’t defend his belt again. If I win this fight [at UFC 300] then there is a possible fight for the belt right? I really want to fight for the belt against Merab. I would give him a very dangerous fight.”

Getting wind of Figueredo’s comment, Sean O’Malley responded in a way that left a lot of fight fans scratching their head.

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“Davison fagirito scared of me,” O’Malley wrote in a since-deleted post on X.

Looking past the misspelling of Figueiredo’s name, the blatantly homophobic slur used in reference to the Brazilian was not a particularly good look — which is probably why ‘Sugar’ was quick to delete the comment — especially after O’Malley was recently caught on camera using an antisemitic remark.

Sean O’Malley teasing a September return at The Sphere

O’Malley has not locked in a date for his expected title clash with Merab Dvalishvili, though the Helena, Montana native recently teased a return in September, presumably when the promotion makes its debut inside The Sphere in Las Vegas for UFC 306.

Sean O'Malley

As for Deiveson Figueiredo, the ex-flyweight fought his way into the bantamweight top 10 with a big win over Rob Font in his divisional debut. With a win over Cody Garbrandt at UFC 300, he could find himself next in line for a shot at the 135-pound crown.

Figueiredo and Garbrandt

Cody Garbrandt eyeing title fight with Sean O’Malley after UFC 300: ‘That’s going to be a huge pay-per-view’

Cody Garbrandt confident a title fight with Sean O'Malley would be a 'huge pay-per-view draw'Cody Garbrandt looks to continue his comeback tour when he squares off with former flyweight world champion Deiveson Figueiredo….

Cody Garbrandt confident a title fight with Sean O'Malley would be a 'huge pay-per-view draw'

Cody Garbrandt looks to continue his comeback tour when he squares off with former flyweight world champion Deiveson Figueiredo.

After dropping five out of six fights inside the Octagon, ‘No Love’ has seen a bit of a resurgence, securing a unanimous decision victory over Trevin Jones before face-planting Brian Kelleher in his last outing at UFC 296. Returning to the Octagon for the promotion’s massive UFC 300 card in Las Vegas, Garbrandt will attempt to hand ‘Deus da Guerra’ his first loss in the bantamweight division and re-establish himself as a legitimate contender for the 135-pound title.

Cody Garbrandt vs. Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 300

With a win over Figueiredo, Garbrandt would likely thrust himself back into the bantamweight division’s top 10, putting him that much closer to a clash with reigning titleholder ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley.

“If he’s still the champion when it’s my time to fight for the title again, regain the title, I’m happy with that fight,” Garbrandt said during Wednesday’s UFC media event. “That’s going to be a huge pay-per-view draw. No other bantamweight in the division moves the needle like I do. I just have to focus on winning and everything else will fall into place.”

Could we see Cody Garbrandt climb back into the contender’s circle at UFC 300?

Sean O’Malley is fresh off a dominant performance against Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera at UFC 299, successfully defending his title for the very first time. No official announcements have been made, but ‘Sugar’ recently teased a return this September to put his crown on the line against the division’s No. 1 ranked contender, Merab Dvalishvili.

Sean O'Malley vs. Marlon Vera

Cody Garbrandt and Deiveson Figueiredo will lead off UFC 300, an event scheduled to feature a whopping 12 former or current world champions.

Check out the official trailer for this Saturday’s history-making night of fights below:

Video – Busted! UFC superstar Sean O’Malley gets caught with a hot mic making an antisemitic remark

Video - UFC superstar 'Sugar' Sean O'Malley gets caught with a hot mic making an antisemitic remarkUFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley got caught with a hot mic during a recent sparring session with notable Kick…

Video - UFC superstar 'Sugar' Sean O'Malley gets caught with a hot mic making an antisemitic remark

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley got caught with a hot mic during a recent sparring session with notable Kick streamer and collaborator Adin Ross.

On Wednesday, Ross shared footage of himself going toe-to-toe with ‘Sugar’ at the gym. The interaction was mostly light-hearted with O’Malley putting a friendly beating on the influencer. However, there was an incident where O’Malley could clearly be heard saying something antisemitic while referring to Ross.

In the short clip, which you can see below courtesy of KickChamp on X, you can hear ‘Sugar’ utter the words “hurry up you stupid f*cking Jew,” which quickly caught the attention of UFC fans.

Reactions to Sean O’Malley’s Comment Are All Over the Place with many defending the UFC Champ

Reacting to the above video, many came to Sean O’Malley’s defense, believing what he said was meant to be a joke or that he was simply reading what was being written in the chat. Otherwise used it as an opportunity to cancel the UFC star. Some even admitted to becoming a bigger fan of the bantamweight champ after seeing the clip.

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Video – UFC champion Sean O’Malley beats down streamer Adin Ross during hilarious sparring session

Video - UFC champ Sean O'Malley beats down streamer Adin Ross during recent sparring sessionPopular Kick streamer Adin Ross spent some time training with UFC superstar Sean O’Malley Ross, an online influencer best…

Video - UFC champ Sean O'Malley beats down streamer Adin Ross during recent sparring session

Popular Kick streamer Adin Ross spent some time training with UFC superstar Sean O’Malley

Ross, an online influencer best known for his collaborations with celebrities and livestreams of NBA 2K and Grand Theft Auto video games, has spent his fair share of time testing his striking skills with some of combat sports’ biggest names. Ross has gone toe-to-toe with the likes of Jake Paul, Dillon Danis, Ryan Garcia, and even took a brutal body shot from current light heavyweight titleholder Alex Pereira.

Adin Ross and Jake Paul

Recently, Ross released footage of himself having some fun in the cage with current UFC bantamweight world champion Sean O’Malley.

Aside from sitting atop the UFC’s loaded bantamweight division, O’Malley is currently listed as the No. 6 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Sean O’Malley eyes September Clash with ‘The Machine’

After claiming the 135-pound crown with a perfectly-timed counter right against ex-titleholder Aljamain Sterling in August, Sean O’Malley returned to the Octagon in March for a long-awaited rematch with the only man to hand him a loss in his MMA career, Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera. O’Malley found the redemption he was looking for, pummeling his Ecuadorian opposition for five rounds en route to a decisive decision victory.

Sean O'Malley vs. Chito Vera

O’Malley was hoping to challenge newly minted featherweight champion Ilia Topuria later this year, but UFC CEO Dana White quickly shut that down, making it clear that No. 1 ranked bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili was next on O’Malley’s title defense itinerary.

‘Sugar’ recently suggested a September date for his inevitable showdown with ‘The Machine,’ the likeliest date being UFC 306 when the promotion is expected to make its debut inside The Sphere in Las Vegas.

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UFC bantamweight champ Sean O’Malley teases September fight with No. 1 ranked Merab Dvalishvili

UFC bantamweight champ Sean O'Malley teases September fight with No. 1 ranked Merab Dvalishvili‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley appears to be eyeing a return to the Octagon in September. Last month, O’Malley successfully defended…

UFC bantamweight champ Sean O'Malley teases September fight with No. 1 ranked Merab Dvalishvili

‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley appears to be eyeing a return to the Octagon in September.

Last month, O’Malley successfully defended his bantamweight world title for the first time against division rival Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera in the UFC 299 headliner. Sugar’ delivered a dominant performance and scored a clean sweep against the Ecuadorian before calling out newly minuted featherweight king Ilia Topuria for a potential champion vs. champion superfight.

Sean O'Malley vs. Chito Vera

But first, O’Malley has a big problem to deal with in his own weight class. A problem named Merab Dvalishvili. ‘The Machine’ has won 10 straight and currently sits in the No. 1 spot in the bantamweight rankings which undoubtedly makes him the next man in line for a shot at the 135-pound crown.

Conceding to what is right, O’Malley acknowledged that Dvalishvili would be next despite being more interested in a tussle with Topuria. Now, the ‘Sugar Show’ has teased when fight fans might see the epic encounter. Taking to X, O’Malley suggested a potential date with just one word. Technically, two words merged into one word. That’s called a portmanteau.

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Is Sean O’Malley targeting UFC 306 in The Sphere?

“Sugtember” O’Malley wrote, clearly teasing a return this September. If that proves to be the case, the fight will likely go down on September 14 when the promotion makes its highly anticipated debut inside The Sphere in Las Vegas for UFC 306.

Sean O'Malley teases September return

O’Malley is 18-1 in his mixed martial arts career (19-0 if you asked him) and has 10 total victories inside the Octagon. Last August, he captured the bantamweight belt with a brilliant second-round knockout of ex-champion Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292.

Like O’Malley, Merab Dvalishvili has 10 wins under the UFC banner against just two losses. He has not lost a fight since 2018 and is fresh off an impressive showing against former two-division champion Henry Cejudo at UFC 298 in February.

Dvalishvili vs. Cejudo

Sean O’Malley reveals recent home security scare after UFC 299 title fight win: ‘I was ready to kill’

Sean O'Malley Home Scare Pistol Loaded ARLike anybody, Sean O’Malley doesn’t play games when it comes to his family’s security. This is evident by his…

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Like anybody, Sean O’Malley doesn’t play games when it comes to his family’s security. This is evident by his reaction to a recent home security scare that was a little too close for comfort.

Speaking on the TimboSugarShow podcast, O’Malley gave viewers a breakdown of the events that led to his dramatic response. ‘Suga’ would even go as far as citing a recent incident that may be to blame for him responding in such a way, and it honestly does explain why O’Malley would be on such high alert.

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“I was walking around my property a couple of nights ago because I saw this car outside,” O’Malley began (H/T MMA Fighting). “Walking around with my pistol loaded, ready. I was in a mindset—My family was at my house. It’s not a game. I don’t know if someone’s trying to give me something.”

“Chito’s house got broken into. I don’t want someone trying to steal my s***. They think, ‘Oh, he’s rich, he’s got money, he’s got s***.’ I will f******—You get in a mindset. Someone’s like, ‘I’m ready to die.’ I’m ready to kill. So I was just walking around out there with my AR, I’m walking around with my pistol.”

Sean O’Malley opens up about the struggle for his life to remain private

Sean O’Malley’s life couldn’t seem to be heading in any better direction. There has been a lot of scrutiny of the ‘Suga Show’ hype train, but O’Malley has proven himself at every hurdle and even rectified his only MMA loss with his recent victory over Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera in their rematch at UFC 299. Yet, according to’ Suga’, the glory comes at a price, and it is definitely starting to get under his skin.

“People keep finding my f****** house,” Sean O’Malley huffed. “It’s f****** annoying. I want to put a sign way out there on the road that says: ‘If you pass this line, you could be shot.’ Something. And it’s fans. They like me, that doesn’t mean you can f****** come to my house. Don’t come to my house even if you like me and you want to give me a gift, don’t come to my f****** house.”

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“I had security come put crazy security cameras in, motions, light, all that,” O’Malley continued. “Just high-end s***, s*** was f****** expensive. Worth it.”

‘Suga’ even mentioned a time when a crazy fan drove to his house, parked, and then proceeded to walk up to his front door (all while wearing a “Bane mask” from the Batman movies).

What are your thoughts about Sean O’Malley and his privacy concerns, and what do you recommend he do about it?