KARACHI: MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz has dismissed Conor McGregor's prospects of receiving an immediate UFC championship opportunity, dubbing him a "Twitter and Instagram fighter."
With a return to training following a fractured leg, the Irishman is planning a comeback to the octagon.
McGregor had already advocated for an immediate rematch with Charles Oliveira, who was stripped of the 155lb title, before moving on to a 170lb bout with Kamaru Usman.
However, Abdelaziz has stated that if UFC President Dana White gives McGregor a shot at the world title, he will be astonished.
"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," Abdelaziz told The Schmo.
"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? Listen to me. I understand the UFC business, but I know Dana White as 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," he added.
McGregor has only won one of his past four fights, which was against Donald Cerrone at 170 pounds in 2020.