Ali Abdelaziz: Islam Makhachev wouldn’t enlighten no to ‘big important individual’ Conor McGregor for subsequent title protection

Ali Abdelaziz: Islam Makhachev wouldn’t enlighten no to ‘big important individual’ Conor McGregor for subsequent title protection


It appears to be like to be Conor McGregor may perchance well well additionally very effectively have the option to jump the line and impact a title shot with a gain at UFC 303.

McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) returns within the June 29 predominant event in a welterweight bout in opposition to Michael Chandler (23-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC).

Both UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) and now his supervisor Ali Abdelaziz are on board with McGregor being subsequent in step with a gain over Chandler.

“Conor may perchance well well trip there and knock out Chandler within the principle round and after that, he’s one among the largest stars within the sport,” Abdelaziz urged Submission Radio. “Adore him or despise him, he is. And if he tells the UFC, ‘Howdy, I want a title shot,’ Islam wants a title shot, that will also be the following title shot. Islam’s no longer going to verbalize no to this fight. It’s a gigantic fight, it’s a gigantic name, it’s intention more cash.”

It’s no secret that Abdelaziz isn’t a fan of McGregor. He was once a blueprint in McGregor’s trash talk within the produce up to the Khabib Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229 – the supreme-promoting pay-per-stare in company historical past.

“The man’s a gigantic important individual,” Abdelaziz mentioned. “I maintain he’s a a part of sh*t, but he is a gigantic important individual. You may perchance well well’t grab this faraway from him. With the historical past with Khabib and with him and with Islam, this is in a position to well additionally very effectively be real through again. It’ll be real through again and it’ll be one among the largest fights you may perchance well well originate at this time.

“One factor I do know about Dana White, he likes cash and he likes commercial. That’s why the UFC is so gigantic supreme now. You may perchance well additionally just maintain Dana, you maintain Hunter, you maintain Sean, you maintain Mick. They’re gargantuan minds, and they keep on the largest fights that may perchance well sell essentially the most pay per views.”

Abdelaziz has his hesitations on McGregor’s make after “The Infamous” has been repeatedly considered partying within the lead-up to his fight with Chandler.

“Conor has to acquire off the bottle and he has to transfer away the medication on my own and focal point,” Abdelaziz mentioned. “The man was once a two-division champion, and he has ability. But is the exhausting work now there or no longer there anymore? You must demand him this query.”

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