Jones denied the charge, despite conflicting stories with manager Malki Kawa. The champ initially said he was hacked; then Kawa said his client's phone was stolen. As it turns out, it may have been a little bit of both, according to the explanation Jones gave at this week's media luncheon.
"So basically I have had a whole bunch of people have my passwords to my social media and one of the guys that's working with us, took it into his own hands to reply to the fans some negative stuff," Jones told MMAmania.com.
"I don't know if the dude thought he was logged under his name, or he knew he was logged in under my name, but by the time I found out all that stuff had happened I was like... It had been up on the internet for hours and Malki called me and he was like 'did you write some sexual slurs to the fans' and I said 'what are you talking about bro?' I was actually at Verizon getting a new cell phone. He said 'let me send you something' and he sent me all the messages. Right away I was like 'ahhhh.' I realized how crazy it was and right away I tried to figure out how this happened and who did this."
Jones said that particular worker has "gotten fired from that team" and he's "changed all the passwords to every social media thing" he has.
However, there are plenty of fans and media who aren't buying the Team Jackson fighter's alibi, and he made it clear that he is none too concerned with the public's opinion on the matter.
"No one believes me about it, but it's one of those things where the people who decided to hate me are never going to believe me about it. So I just have to continue to be me. Honestly I didn't know and at the time the whole situation looked sticky because Malki is saying I lost my phone -- which I did -- but it had nothing to do with this whole situation."
"I was trying to get a hold of him for a couple of hours and I couldn't," Jones manager Malki Kawa said. "When I finally did he was just coming out of the store."
Jones, who said he sang with "bisexual and homosexual" students in his High School Jazz Choir, and "never had a problem" said he is "not a homophobe at all."