British middleweight Luke Barnatt appeared on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour and accused Conor McGregor of having a fake Twitter following.
The TUF 17 graduate claimed that McGregor’s sizeable following has a sizeable percentage of fake accounts. look important.
“You pay a certain amount of money, and you get these fake followers. So they’re built and they’re made by a computer, and they follow certain people,” he said.
“It makes them look like they’re a big deal, it makes them look like they’ve got lots of fans, and it makes them look important."
"I’m not jealous of Conor, he’s a cool guy. I've met him a few times. But I just think if you want to be fake and you pretend like you’re 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.
“If you’re 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 don’t call somebody out who’s a loser. What’s the point in that? It don’t 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 class’ rising stars.
He is expected to make his return in the spring of the new year.