Nurmagomedov Manager Ali Abdelaziz Rips Conor McGregor: ‘Focus on Selling Alcohol’

By: Tristen Critchfield
Oct 23, 2018


Count Ali Abdelaziz among those who was unimpressed by Conor McGregor’s breakdown of the UFC 229 main event.

Abdelaziz, who manages lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, called McGregor a “weak soul” and claimed that the Irishman “and his sorry ass team [are] already making some stupid ass excuses” for his fourth-round submission defeat on Oct. 6. The Instagram post is presumably in response to McGregor’s round-by-round analysis of the fight that he posted on social media.

A seemingly humbled McGregor also added that it would be “no problem” if he couldn’t get an immediate rematch with Nurmagomedov, as he would be more than willing to “face the next in line.”

Abdelaziz scoffed at the notion of a rematch and hinted that it would only be worthwhile for Nurmagomedov if he could earn $100 million. The Dagestani earned a disclosed $2 million purse at UFC 229, but that doesn’t include pay-per-view points or any other type of income.

“If you can’t make us 100m we know you can’t go fight somebody else because your ass is not getting a rematch,” Abdelaziz wrote. “Go open a liquor store and focus on selling alcohol especially after all the s—t you talked. Just stfu and move on. @ufc #100mill.”

There is some history behind Abdelaziz’s animosity. At the UFC 229 pre-fight press conference, McGregor directed some of his verbal attacks at Abdelaziz, calling the manager a “terrorist rat.” The “Notorious” one even mentioned an interest in a fight with Abdelaziz.

Before any future fights can be booked for either McGregor or Nurmagomedov, both men must face punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for their part in a post-fight brawl at UFC 229. The cases could be resolved as soon as November, although an initial hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

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First of all the champion @khabib_nurmagomedov is too busy enjoying his life and his family and does not give a shit what anyone says but this is my response to this weak soul, him and his sorry ass team already making some stupid ass excuses. 1) When a man gets held against his will and listens to you gasp for air, hopeless on your back how do you win a fight? If this was a street fight you’d be done. You got out grappled and out wrestled, looking like a little child. 2) Second round - the wrestler/grappler out struck you and hit you with a K Bomb and put you on your ass, taken down and hit with missile strikes from the guard and getting smashed in front of your whole family & crew. 3) Khabib stood the whole round with you to make a point that you’re a front runner. If you can knock someone else you give up like you did 5 times in your fighting career. THEN YOU MENTIONED THIS IS ONLY BUSINESS YOU PUT YOUR WHITE FLAG IN THE MIDDLE OF BATTLE 4th round - God put mercy in Khabibs heart and decided to show the world you’re a tap machine and put on a neck crank that wasn’t even a choke. The proper technique is 2 on 1 try to peel the arm and defend the neck crank. You put your two hands on the ground and your hand only came up when you were ready to tap. It’s embarrassing, if you would have beat Khabib. It would have been fair and square you win w no excuses. Now If you can’t make us 100m we know you can’t go fight somebody else because your ass is not getting a rematch. Go open a liquor store and focus on selling alcohol especially after all the shit you talked. Just stfu and move on. @ufc #100mill

A post shared by Ali ------> Team Renzo Gracie (@aliabdelaziz000) on Oct 23, 2018 at 1:55pm PDT

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