McGregor Feels There’s More To Usman “Hacking”
During UFC 246, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account featured a series of messages that were targeted at Conor McGregor.
The tweets towards McGregor not only insulted him but insinuated something about McGregor’s partner Dee Devlin, but then screenshots of Usman’s banking info.
“I called Conor,” White told reporters following UFC 246. “I said, ‘He got hacked. So don’t say anything, don’t do anything.’ Usman and Ali (Abdelaziz) are sitting right in front of where Conor comes out and does the thing. So the first thing I did was tell Conor that, and he didn’t believe it. He doesn’t believe he got hacked. But, we had no problems, so.”
“I’m pretty skeptical of that,” McGregor said of the hacking, squaring his ire towards Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz. “I’m skeptical of that, because one came through early, and it had all the hallmarks of that little (expletive) weasel Ali. They give him control of the accounts. He had Frankie (Edgar’s) account, he had Henry (Cejudo’s) account. This has been going on a while. He gets it and write something through their thing. I’ve been in discussions with some of these athletes, as well, to try to come on board and help them out with that. Then the way it was written, I knew exactly where it came from, and now all of a sudden a little bit heavier ones then it became a hack job. Whatever. I don’t know what the (expletive) is going on tonight. It’s been a weird night. The two guys doing the mad stuff. I don’t know.”
“I don’t think it was Usman. I don’t care, man. I don’t care. I actually don’t care. It just had all the hallmarks of a man that’s done that multiple times. I didn’t even see it originally – I saw one originally, and Dana and sent it to me and said, ‘This is what happened.’ I didn’t see what happened; I just saw the rest of them. The first one had all the hallmarks of a man logging in and doing his thing with clients that he represents. This has happened since years. I’m talking like – I’ve been dealing with this multiple times. Whatever.”
“It’s sad we live in a world where people actually do stuff like that,” Usman said of the hacking. “It is what it is. It’s part of life now. Obviously that wasn’t me. Whoever is tweeting those things, I mean, come on. Hopefully, you got your 10 seconds of fame. That’s not me. That’s obviously not my character. He was saying some outlandish stuff.”
Report: MMA Junkie