Ali Abdelaziz: Conor McGregor Needs To Beg For Rematch With Khabib
If Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz has anything to do with it, ‘Instagram model’ Conor McGregor is going to need to win two or three fights and then get on his knees and beg, if he wants a rematch with Khabib.
Yesterday, it was finally officially confirmed that Khabib and Dustin Poirier will meet at UFC 242, in a lightweight unification bout. UFC president Dana White also stated yesterday that he will decide what to do with McGregor after UFC 242, adding that he can absolutely see a rematch between Khabib and Conor happening.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Abdelaziz was asked why Poirier was chosen over McGregor to be Khabib’s opponent at UFC 242.
“McGregor didn’t beg enough. He faked a broken hand, he don’t want to fight. He’s an Instagram model, like I said before. He wants to keep himself relevant.
“He fought Floyd Mayweather. He’s not as good as Floyd but he’s almost there. But like I said, Khabib make it clear he’s going to change his face, he’s going to change his mind. And he’s like a crazy man. I don’t think he’ll fight again.
“We don’t care about him. We beat him. Khabib finished him in the fourth round. Dropped him with a punch. He’s supposed to be the Muhammad Ali of MMA. He’s just hype, McGregor is just hype.”
Asked what McGregor would need to do to get a rematch, Abdelaziz said that McGregor needs to win two or three fights and then beg.
“Maybe two or three wins and get on his knees. Right now Khabib is the boss.
“At the end of the day, the UFC doesn’t need Conor, we don’t need Conor but Conor needs us right now.”
This interview comes a day after Abdelaziz and Justin Gaethje, who he manages, both tweeted expletive messages to McGregor.
UFC 242 goes down on September 7th, in Abu Dhabi. Before then though, there is another huge matchup in the UFC lightweight division, as Tony Ferguson returns against ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone this weekend at UFC 238.
As Gaethje said in his tweet to McGregor yesterday, if McGregor wants to get a rematch against Khabib, he needs to either beat him, or the winner of Ferguson and ‘Cowboy’. And we would love to see either fight. Whether you’re a fan of McGregor’s or not, it’s difficult to argue against the fact that he needs to win at least one or two big fights, to earn another shot at Khabib.
Who do you think Conor McGregor needs to beat to earn another shot at Khabib Numagomedov?