Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Trolls Aljamain Sterling- Says Female PFL Fighter Kayla Harrison Will Destroy Him

Published 08/21/2021, 10:28 AM EDT


Ali Abdelaziz, manager of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and more UFC stars, took to Twitter recently to claim PFL star Kayla Harrison will beat the likes of Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg, and even Aljamain Sterling at the same time. Harrison stopped Genah Fabian in the first round to proceed to the finals of the PFL playoffs.

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It was yet another dominant display from the Judoka. That prompted many to react, including Abdelaziz. His claims didn’t escape Sterling’s attention as well. The UFC bantamweight champion playfully responded to Abdelaziz’s tweet.react,

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I truly believe @KaylaH can beat Amanda cyborg Aljamain Sterling all same time no disrespecting nobody,” wrote Abdelaziz. “Laughed out loud for this one,” Sterling replied.

Fans have been in awe of Harrison for her dominant displays. Many want to see the star cross over to the UFC and take on the very best fighters in the world. It is imminent that Harrison will eventually come to the promotion. However, for now, she is concentrated on winning the PFL tournament.

Aljamain Sterling returns at UFC 267 to fight Petr Yan

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Sterling will look to defend his title for the first time at UFC 267 against Petr Yan. ‘Funkmaster’ won the strap when he defeated Yan at UFC 259. However, the stoppage of that contest came because of an illegal knee from Yan. So, fans believe Sterling isn’t quite the legitimate champion yet unless he beats the Russian fair and square.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (R-L) Aljamain Sterling punches Petr Yan of Russia in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

A rematch has been touted since the first meeting at UFC 259. It is finally set to happen at UFC 267. However, Sterling will have to work on his skills ahead of the fight. Many believed he would have the advantage in grappling, heading into the contest. But, he got taken down several times by ‘No Mercy‘ during that fight. He could barely dominate his opponent on the ground.

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Funkmaster‘ will need to be sharp on the ground if he wants to win, as Yan is certainly the sharper striker between the duo. So, it will be interesting to see how both fighters can impose their skills in the rematch.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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