Who would not want to witness Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rematch, given their bad blooded rivalry in the octagon. Especially after an end like UFC 229, why will one not want to witness the epic banter? However according to Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, who told TMZ Sports that his client thinks Conor is nothing more than “human trash” and never wants to work with him in any capacity ever again.
Ali Abdelaziz represents both Khabib Nurmagomedov as well as Justin Gathje, who would be going head to head at UFC 254’s main event. The former informed Dana White called him up recently to discuss post-fight plans, including the next season of the reality-style competition show, “The Ultimate Fighter.”
“Last week, Dana White called me, said Ali, what do you think about if Khabib wins, him and Conor will do The Ultimate Fighter on ESPN?”
However, in the end, Abdelaziz claimed that Nurmagomedov removed himself from the equation due to his disdain for McGregor. The two stars fought at UFC 229 in October 2018, a bout that was preceded by a lengthy and deeply personal feud. Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor by fourth-round submission.
Even with the possibility of another massive payday for both men, Abdelaziz says Nurmagomedov wasn’t interested.
“I talked with Khabib yesterday,” Abelaziz said. “He said, ‘This man is human trash. He’s like garbage. When you touch sh*t, you smell sh*t.’ He said, ‘He doesn’t earn the fight. You understand? He doesn’t earn the fight.’”
Ali Abdelaziz rules out Khabib vs McGregor 2
Abdelaziz also said McGregor was the first choice to replace an injured Nurmagomedov opposite Tony Ferguson this past May at UFC 249, but McGregor refused to be a backup and was replaced by Gaethje. After Gaethje defeated Ferguson to capture an interim title. As Abdelaziz sees it, McGregor was happier to call out older fighters anyway.
“All this nonsense about him wanting to fight Justin, this is full of sh*t,” Abdelaziz said. “He wanted to fight ‘Cowboy,’ Diego Sanchez, Matt Brown, he wanted to fight all these old veterans. Realistically, in their prime, they’ll probably beat his ass.”
He added, “But in a way, he showed you what kind of weak man he is. He’s a liar. McGregor is everything you don’t want to be as a man. He’s not a man. He lost all the value. Guess what? Sports have moved on. The UFC has moved on. We have moved on. When Justin Gaethje turned down probably $7 or 8 million dollars payday [to fight McGregor], it was just for his integrity. To show, ‘Guess what? I can do it better.’ Justin Gaethje’s a f*cking legend, man.”
Abdelaziz suggested with Khabib out of the picture, McGregor could still fight fighters like Kamaru Usman. But was adamant that Nurmagomedov will not fight McGregor again.
“Hey, if he wants to do The Ultimate Fighter with he can,” Abdelaziz said. “If he wants to do Kamaru Usman, The Ultimate Fighter with Khamzat Chimaev, yes he can. If Justin choose to, that’s okay too.”
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