‘Dana White Should Fine Conor McGregor $1 million’- Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Makes A Huge Claim

Published 07/13/2021, 12:37 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, CA – OCTOBER 06: Referee Herb Dean separates Conor McGregor, left, and Khabib Nurmagomedov during their fight at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Friday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)


UFC lightweight behemoths Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier collided in their trilogy headliner of UFC 264. The highly anticipated match ended anticlimactically after McGregor’s left leg snapped just seconds before the end of the first round. Thus, Poirier got away with a TKO win via doctor stoppage.

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Unlike their previous clash at UFC 257, this clash had an intense built. McGregor, who generally tries to get under his opponents’ skin, tried every bit possible to unsettle Poirier before the fight.

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In this pursuit, he even threatened to kill Poirier and also had a few derogatory words sent towards the latter’s wife. Even after the conclusion of their fight, he still threatened Poirier and his wife while being treated on his leg.

His antics were met with a heavy backlash from various MMA sections and fans as well. Even his former rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, wasn’t amused at all with his antics.

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Abdelaziz lashed out at McGregor for foul language. He even requested UFC supremo to put a fine on the Irishman.

“At the end of the day, good always defeats the evil, and he is an evil human being,” Ali said. “You can say whatever you want, of course I don’t like the guy but if he do something good, I will give him credit. But you know, how he gonna try to kill Dustin Poirier’s wife?”

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He continued, “If I was Dana White, I will fine this guy a million dollar. Dana should have guidelines. I know Dana said, we say mean things to each other.”

Abdelaziz termed the incident as very unfortunate as the footage of Conor trash-talking Poirier and his family will remain for a lifetime.

Has Conor McGregor fought his last match for UFC?

There is no doubt in the statement that McGregor is one of the best to compete in UFC. And to add more to it, he is the greatest when it comes to the popularity of fighters.

He has been an asset to UFC for almost a decade now. But unlike his initial years, his appearance and fighting prowess have somehow dwindled lately. He has appeared for only 4 matches since 2016 and has conceded 3 defeats out of it.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Even when he was not injured, he took so much time for his appearance and one could only imagine what this latest injury could mean for his future with UFC. But a fighter like Conor would want to end his stay in UFC on a high rather than fade away with a freakish injury. Only time will tell what he has in mind.

Do you agree with Abdelaziz’s statement on Conor?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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