Chael Sonnen Claims a Hacker Was Behind His Brutal Comments About Dana White, Conor McGregor, and Others on Twitter

Sonnen revealed that a hacker got into his Twitter account and has since contacted him with a rather interesting ransom demand.

Chael Sonnen Was Hacked
Courtesy of Chael Sonnen on YouTube

Chael Sonnen has been hacked. 

Earlier this week, the three-time UFC title challenger seemingly went on a massive Twitter tirade, absolutely shredding Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Jon Jones, and UFC CEO Dana White in the process. Sonnen is certainly no stranger to the occasional hot take, but this was unlike anything ‘The American Gangster’ had said before—except for when he’s talking about Jorge Masvidal.

As it turns out, it wasn’t him at all.

“I have been hacked! ‘I have been hacked’ are the words of almost every fool who puts something out on social media and didn’t wanna have to own it,” Sonnen explained on his YouTube channel. “It’s not my first time though. The last time I got hacked I began selling PlayStation 5. More than anything it was a nuisance. Fast-forward … I wanna say this happened to me two other times but if I’m wrong it’s one other time and here we are now. I’ve been hacked.

“Well, I’ve been hacked by a friendly hacker. Like, the hacker himself has got a hold of me to let me know that it is him, and that if I would like the passwords back, all I need to do is say to him ‘I would like the passwords back.’ Now that seems very simple—like it seems simple to the point that I haven’t done it. I’m assuming even if I don’t know the scam, or how it’s done, that when I reply to this message that is when greater access into my private life begins.”

More Than Anything, Chael Sonnen Would Like to Know How His Hacker Did It

It was an unfortunate turn of events for the MMA icon who just recently celebrated being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame courtesy of his classic clash with former middleweight great Anderson Silva at UFC 117. Before that, Sonnen went toe-to-toe with ‘The Spider’ in an exhibition boxing match in his rival’s native Brazil. 

Still, Sonnen seems more fascinated by how the individual stole his online identity than he is mad about the inconvenience of it.

“So, though it was a friendly enough hack, not demanding Bitcoin, by the way, not demanding anything,” Sonnen added. “Not demanding an apology, not demanding I learned my lesson for this that, and the other, just let him know and he will give it back. And this case being a little different that I have had some people reach out to me about tweets that are going out to where an explanation was needed, to where I bothered them. And that part of it was a little unexpected, in my opinion.”

“I don’t know what the rush would be. I don’t know what the real fun would be if you’re impersonating somebody on social media and you’re only gonna get into it for a couple of days and you’re going to get shut down. I would understand the Bitcoin, theft, monetize, value. If there isn’t any of that and the hacker was nice enough to contact me, tell me I can have my codes back … maybe when I get them back and I go into my DM’s I’ll have a little bit different opinion.

“Right now it just seems like a guy that had a skill, wanted to show he had it, got a power of ol’ Chael P., and decided to use it. I wanna be mad about it, it’s definitely an inconvenience. It’s also a pretty good skill. I’d like my codes back but I’d rather he taught me how he did it.”

Watch Sonnen’s full video below:

Published on July 5, 2024 at 3:41 pm
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