British middleweight Luke Barnatt appeared on Mondayâs episode of The MMA Hour and accused Conor McGregor of having a fake Twitter following.
The TUF 17 graduate claimed that McGregorâs sizeable following has a sizeable percentage of fake accounts. look important.
âYou pay a certain amount of money, and you get these fake followers. So theyâre built and theyâre made by a computer, and they follow certain people,â he said.
âIt makes them look like theyâre a big deal, it makes them look like theyâve got lots of fans, and it makes them look important."
"Iâm not jealous of Conor, heâs a cool guy. I've met him a few times. But I just think if you want to be fake and you pretend like youâre a big deal by getting all of these followers then calling out people like Diego Sanchez is weak, and things like that start to irritate me.
âIf youâre going to call somebody out, for one you call somebody out in your own weight division, and number two, you call somebody out who is coming off of a win. You donât call somebody out whoâs a loser. Whatâs the point in that? It donât make much sense in my eyes."
To be fair, McGregor has publically called out Diego Sanchez and agreed to fight at 170lbs, where Sanchez wants it. The UFC is unlikely to allow that to happen - McGregor is signed to the featherweight division and is one of the weight classâ rising stars.
He is expected to make his return in the spring of the new year.
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