Ali Abdelaziz: Islam Makhachev wouldn't say no to 'large star' Conor McGregor for subsequent title protection

by Christina S. Brown
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It seems Conor McGregor might be able to bounce the road and earn a title shot with a win at UFC 303.

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

Each UFC light-weight champion Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) and now his supervisor Ali Abdelaziz are on board with McGregor being subsequent according to a win over Chandler.

“Conor may go there and knock out Chandler within the first spherical and after that, he’s one of many greatest stars within the sport,” Abdelaziz informed Submission Radio. “Like him or hate him, he’s. And if he tells the UFC, ‘Hey, I desire a title shot,’ Islam needs a title shot, that may be the subsequent title shot. Islam’s not going to say no to this combat. It’s an enormous combat, it’s an enormous identify, it’s much more cash.”

It’s no secret that Abdelaziz isn’t a fan of McGregor. He was a goal in McGregor’s trash speak within the construct as much as the Khabib Nurmagomedov combat at UFC 229 – the highest-selling pay-per-view in firm historical past.

“The man’s a large star,” Abdelaziz stated. “I believe he’s a bit of sh*t, however he’s a large star. You possibly can’t take this away from him. With the historical past with Khabib and with him and with Islam, it will likely be once more. It’ll be once more and it’ll be one of many greatest fights you can also make immediately.

“One factor I learn about Dana White, he likes cash and he likes enterprise. That’s why the UFC is so large proper now. You’ve got Dana, you’ve gotten Hunter, you’ve gotten Sean, you’ve gotten Mick. They’re nice minds, and so they placed on the largest fights that may promote probably the most pay per views.”

Abdelaziz has his hesitations on McGregor’s kind after “The Infamous” has been continuously seen partying within the lead-up to his combat with Chandler.

“Conor has to get off the bottle and he has to depart the medication alone and focus,” Abdelaziz stated. “The man was a two-division champion, and he has expertise. However is the exhausting work now there or not there anymore? You need to ask him this query.”

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