You may have heard that Jon Jones got into some trouble over some very unsavory comments on Instagram. Allegedly, his account was hacked and someone else went on a homophobic rant on his behalf, bashing an MMA fan. However, the new explanation offered by Dana White is that he lost his phone, so this isn’t exactly the same as being account hacked. It’s just carelessness.
Dana White is defending him on this by saying that Jones’s account was hacked and that based on his usual Instagram behavior (which is infrequent), it was enough to suggest that it couldn’t have been Jones, especially when he’s not the only one with enough access to change the password. They speculate it could have been someone in his entourage.
I dunno. I can see how if someone stole his phone, they would be able to change the password by also having access to his email account. If you’ve ever set up your own social media accounts (and I’m sure you have, this is 2014 after all), then you know it’s a whole process and if someone were to hack your account, you’d notice it almost immediately.
It’s a pretty terrible thing to have happened. If someone in Jones’s group had the nerve to do such a terrible thing, then it’s up to them to find out who and get rid of that person ASAP. If it really was Jones who did it, then White is pretty good at squashing any negative rumors that his fighters have to deal with, just as he aggressively dealt with allegations that his fighters take performance enhancing drugs. He is just NOT having any of your crapola.
I’d show you the screen grabs of those nasty comments, but there’s no need. If you’re really curious, you can look them up. But either way, they honestly look like the work of a bored amateur, so perhaps Jones is totally innocent and has much better things to do with his time than to bash a fan with derogatory slurs.