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.
“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.”