Jon Jones now claiming homophobic taunts were from social media firm he employs to 'enhance presence'

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Jones now says that the homophobic taunts were the result of an employee at a social media firm who had access to his account.

When screenshots were released that appeared to show Jon Jones taunting a fan who complained at Jones for saying that he had three times the heart of Alexander Gustafsson, the defense was predictable. After Jones' account was shown commenting on multiple photos posted by the fan with slurs such as "fag shit," "fag boys" and "homosexuality is a sin," manager Malki Kawa immediately said that his client had lost his phone, it was picked up by someone else and they sent the comments.

Jones would state that he got a new phone and was changing his social media passwords, stating, "Apparently I was hacked."

The story has now been "updated" to place the blame at the feet of a social media firm.

"One of the guys that’s working for us took it into his own hands to reply to the fans some negative stuff," Jones claimed in a recent post at Newsday. "I don’t know if the dude thought he was logged in under his name or if he knew he was logged in under my name. By the time I found out all that stuff had happened, it had been on the Internet for hours."

Jones went on to explain that he has heard much worse than an opinion that he lost to Gustafsson, including racial taunts and taunts directed toward his family, suggesting that this wouldn't be a situation that motivated him to "stalk" a user on Instagram.

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