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McGregor is a Twitter fighter now, says Ali Abdelaziz

McGregor is starting to ramp up his training after breaking his leg in his last fight and hopes he can fight again by the end of this year or early next year. McGregor underwent surgery on July 11, hours after his fight with Dustin Poirier, and was stopped at the end of the first round when he tried to plant his left foot and his leg collapsed under him.

While recovering from his injury, The Notorious remained active on social media, poking, mocking, and picking up fights with several high-profile figures. After a devastating loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov, he is on a rough patch of his career where he has only one victory in his last three fights. With only a win coming against the UFC veteran, Donald Cerrone, he was dropped back-to-back by the former interim champion Dustin Poirier. Being ranked #12 currently in the lightweight division, the Irishman still dreams of being awarded a title fight on his return despite his current form.

But earlier this year, A well-documented MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz, who has guided the career of his bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, claimed that there doesn’t stand any slightest chance for McGregor to have a title fight on his return to the UFC octagon. He also labeled the Irishman as an ‘’Instagram and Twitter fighter’’. Abdelaziz has pointed out that McGregor's recent outings are clear evidence.

While speaking with The Schmo, Abdelaziz stated:

"He has not won a fight since [Barack] Obama was a president. 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?"

Abdelaziz continued that he is fully aware of how UFC matchmaking works, and UFC President Dana White won’t give the title shot to McGregor on a silver platter although he is a pay-per-view seller.

"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."

Despite his losing streak, The Notorious remains in demand as he has been called out by notable fighters like Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler in their post-fight interview. Fighting Conor means a huge paycheck by the end of the day. Conor is currently running out of options in the lightweight division as Chandler is facing Poirier next while Ferguson has moved up to the welterweight division to face Li Jingliang. Dan Hooker remains a suitable option for McGregor in the lightweight division.

Conor might move up to the welterweight division too as he has buffed himself up and walking around at 180lb. There is a possibility of the most anticipated match-up of the BMF Jorge Masvidal with Conor McGregor.


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