It looks like MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz is milking the free publicity for all its worth in light of Conor McGregor’s recent claim about wanting to step up on short notice to fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222.
Abdelaziz, who manages the likes of Edgar, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Fabricio Werdum, called McGregor a ‘prostitute’ and a ‘liar’ on Thursday, but had plenty more to say about the Irishman in a recent interview with TMZ Sports.
The truth is @TheNotoriousMMA is a prostitute— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) February 22, 2018
Abdelaziz, CEO of Dominance MMA Management, went on another tirade about McGregor and claimed, bizarrely, that ‘The Notorious’ must be scared of anything that starts with the letter ‘F’, because he ‘ducked’ Frankie Edgar in the past.
Abdelaziz also said Edgar would be willing to ‘beat the sh-t’ out of McGregor and the entire nation of Ireland after ‘The Answer’ gets past Brian Ortega at UFC 222 next month.
“Let me talk to you about Conor McGregor. He’s like a prostitute that used to make high dollar money, but who got old and nobody wanted anymore. You understand?” Abdelaziz told TMZ Sports, per BJPenn.com’s Justin Golightly. This is what he is. This f-cking guy, for three years he did everything he can not to fight Frankie Edgar. He was supposed to fight Frankie Edgar and he chose Chad Mendes coming off a loss, camping, over Frankie. He had so much opportunity, now he wants to f-cking fight Frankie? It’s funny, because as soon as Max [Holloway] got hurt, coach Mark Henry told me to reach out to the UFC and ask if Conor could step in. I did call the UFC, they said, ‘Dude, we can’t even get him to fight in his own weight class, he’s not gonna f-cking fight Frankie.’
“Listen, [McGregor]’s so f-cking afraid of anything starts with the letter ‘F’. That’s Frankie. You know, the whole thing is, he copied everything Floyd Mayweather does. He’s older, he wants to be relevant and he wants to create news. You guys called me. Why you guys call me? Because Conor Mcf-cking McNuggets, like f-cking Tony Ferguson says, he’s f-cking making news. He ducked Frankie Edgar for three years. He could’ve fought Frankie so many times, but he didn’t. Now he want to fight Frankie? Guess what, like I said, let’s handle [Brian] Ortega and after Ortega, we can fight him in June. They need a main event for June, we’ll fight him in June, but he’s scared. I don’t care if Frankie 50-years old. Frankie could be 50-years old and beat the sh-t out of him. Him and the entire nation of Ireland.”
Edgar, a former UFC lightweight champion, was originally set to challenge reigning featherweight king Max Holloway at UFC 222 but that fight was scrapped after ‘Blessed’ suffered a leg injury in training.
McGregor, the current lightweight champ, hasn’t fought in MMA for over a year and has yet to defend his title, but the 29-year-old insists that he will return to the UFC to ‘legitimize’ the rankings.
UFC 222, which features the new co-main event between Edgar and Ortega, takes place next month, March 3 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.