UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman's Twitter account was hacked at UFC 246, and posted profane comments, that don't bear repeating. There was unsupported speculation by many including Conor McGregor, that Usman's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, was responsible.
During a recent appearance on the JRE MMA Show, Usman refuted the conjecture.
"I get on my phone, I try to go into my Twitter, and I can't," began Usman, as transcribed by Milan Ordoñez for BE. "I'm locked out. So someone had got in and changed the password and the email. So I can't even get into my Twitter.
"I get [Ali's] phone and I go to my page, and the first one, it was wrong on so many levels, was kind of funny if you're a troll. But he was tweeting Conor. He was like, 'I'm gonna be rawdogging or do something with your wife tonight.' I was like, 'Whoa, bro. That's a little much.'
"And then another one comes in. Now he's going all the way left. At one point, he even said something about Mike Tyson, 'You're an N-word,' like 'you're effing N-word.' This and that. He's tweeting to a bunch of people."
"Somehow, he got into my bank account. Got into my bank account, screenshots it, and puts it out. Now I'm getting messages like, 'Yo, what is going on?' And right there, I call my bank, I'm on the phone with my bank. We're in the car going to the arena to Conor's fight.
"One tweet, he was like, 'If I get get over a thousand followers or a thousand comments or retweets on this, I'mma put his pin code out or his internet password.'
"I was so flustered by it all to where I couldn't do anything but smile."
"I would never say anything like that. As much as I want to beat him up, if Conor wants to fight, we can fight. But I would never. There's lines that you don't cross. I would never disrespect. I would never say anything about someone's family, someone's wife. I would never say that.
"And Ali is a guy that's so into his family, would never say that. I don't care how much he hates Conor, or how much he doesn't like him."