Conor McGregor branded an 'Instagram fighter' by Karamu Usman's manager and told he won't get title shot in UFC return
19th May 2022

CONOR MCGREGOR has been branded an "Instagram fighter" by MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz.

The UFC's poster boy is seemingly nearing a return to action following the horrific broken leg he suffered last July.



McGregor, 33, appears to have set his sights on a welterweight title fight with champion Kamaru Usman for his return to the octagon.

But Abdelaziz – who manages Usman and McGregor's bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov – insists the Irishman is irrelevant right now.

The Dominance MMA chief told The Schmo: "Conor McGregor is, like I said to somebody else earlier today, he’s rehabbing his injury.

"Nobody cares about Conor McGregor. He has not won a fight since [Barack] Obama was a president.

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"He’s popular because he’s a Twitter fighter now. He’s an Instagram fighter.

"The last time he fought, did he show us he was worthy enough to fight for a UFC title?"

McGregor is currently on a two-fight skid following consecutive losses to former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier.

And Abdelaziz would be shocked if the UFC brass hands The Notorious a title shot for his eagerly-anticipated comeback fight.

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He said: "Listen to me. I understand the UFC business, but I know Dana White like the back of my hand.

"Dana White will never give Conor McGregor a title fight coming off three losses. I know him. And if he did, I’ll be f***ing shocked.”

Former two-division champion McGregor revealed in February that he's targeting a summer return to the octagon.

But UFC supremo White expects the Dubliner to be back in action in the autumn at the earliest.

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He told SunSport: "We're looking at early fall, if everything goes right."

If his leg heals right and he gets the clearance to really start training, then possibly early fall."

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