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20th Jan 2020

Conor McGregor told to ignore comments about Dee Devlin from hacked fighter account

Darragh Murphy

Conor McGregor

UFC President Dana White made sure to get to Conor McGregor before he had the chance to respond to the vile tweets that were sent from a rival fighter’s account on Saturday night.

While Conor McGregor was basking in his stunning 40-second victory over Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246, a number of unusual tweets appeared from the Twitter account belonging to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

A number of the tweets made reference to McGregor’s long-time partner, Dee Devlin, but Usman’s camp maintains that his account was hacked.

Dana White rushed to assure McGregor that the disgusting social media posts were sent by a hacker and not Usman.

“I called Conor and I said ‘He got hacked, so don’t say anything, don’t do anything,'” White said. “Usman and Ali are sitting right in front of where Conor comes out.”

The Irishman is not convinced by the hacking story, however.

McGregor has stated that he wouldn’t be surprised if Usman’s vocal manager, Ali Abdelaziz, was responsible for the tirade.

It’s well-known in mixed martial arts circles that Abdelaziz has taken control of his clients’ social media accounts in the past and while it’s unlikely he would have posted the kind of content that appeared on Usman’s feed over the weekend, McGregor is not so sure.

McGregor said: “I’d be sceptical of that, because one came through early and it had all the hallmarks of that little fucking weasel Ali. They give him control of their accounts. He had Frankie Edgar’s account, he had Henry Cejudo’s account. This has been going on a while. He gets control and then writes something through their account.”