Luke Barnatt accuses Conor McGregor of buying Twitter followers, but he looks clean

It sucks when you’re wrong, especially when you believe so strongly that you’re correct in your convictions. Well, Luke Barnatt, of general obscurity, you can go on and see Conor’s followers, and he has a 22% fake follower rate. That’s par for the course for someone of his stature. You blew it, Barnatt. Your rant against Conor is pretty entertaining though.

“Paradigm is the management company that I believe that Conor McGregor is under,” said Barnatt as transcribed by B/R. “They have this interesting concept that they believe that your following is depicted by how many people you have on Twitter, so your whole MMA following, if you’ve got followers on Twitter, then obviously you’re a big deal, and they find that easier to go out and get sponsorships and make you look important.

“So they employ this thing called Tweetbot. 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. If you go through the followers, the Paradigm guys, not all of them but some of them, you’ll find these rival accounts that make up a lot of the percentage for people who is following. Yeah 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.”

Oh yeah, Diego kind of called out McGregor first…