Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz has responded to the calls for a rematch between his fighter and Conor McGregor with a vicious attack.
Ali managed to find himself under the spotlight on more than one occasion during the buildup to UFC 229 after the Irishman drew attention to certain aspects of his history that weren’t exactly known the mainstream beforehand.
Speaking to TMZSports, the famed manager made his feeling on Conor very clear – calling his resolve into question.
“People talking about a rematch. He quit, how are you going to give this guy a rematch? He’s a bitch.
“You know what makes me mad? Not that he talked about me or talked about Khabib, stuff like that, you brush it off. When the third round comes and you turn to me and tell me ‘it’s business’, that’s a hoe.
“I said it before, he’s a prostitute and he’s still a prostitute. I definitely haven’t changed my mind.”
The idea of an immediate rematch between the two has been floating around ever since Conor posted the following tweet to his official Twitter account in the hours that followed the fight.
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
According to Ali, he is willing to put his efforts into whatever his fighter wants to do – even if that means running it back the ‘Notorious’ once again.
“It’s business. Whatever brings Khabib money I’m going to do. I’m not fighting. Whatever he wants to do, I will try to the best of my ability to get it done.”
On the subject of Conor’s coach John Kavanagh, Abdelaziz was quick to point out that the restraints of his job as a manager do not apply to him on the streets.
In his words, if he does cross paths with Kavanagh – or any of the many people who have publically spoken ill of him – he will not hesitate to respond physically.
“He’s nothing. He’s garbage. I don’t give a fuck about him.
“If I’m inside an arena under regulations, I’m gonna respect the rules. But, outside the arena, on the street, I’m catching somebody. I am my own man, I chose to watch the fight from the backroom to get the attention off me, it was about Khabib and Conor.
“But, if you think you’re gonna talk crazy and make fun of my religion? Imma catch you outside.”
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena