“This Slaps Hard”: UFC World Berates Photo of Dana White, Justin Gaethje & Henry Cejudo

Published 01/24/2023, 4:07 AM EST
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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz has been at the center of many controversies. The heated comments made by Conor McGregor about his past during the UFC 229 saga further made Abdelaziz a polarising figure in the MMA community. However, that did not hinder Abdelaziz from becoming one of the most influential entities in the world of MMA today.

Including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abdelaziz has managed several high-profile champions across several MMA promotions. Presently, he represents top superstars like Islam Makhachev, Henry Cejudo, Kamaru Usman, and Kayla Harrison, to name a few. Nevertheless, all these feathers on his cap amount to nothing when the fans decide to have a joke at his expense.


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Recently, the 45-year-old shared an image on his Instagram. In the picture, he was posing with UFC president Dana White, and his clients Justin Gaethje and Henry Cejudo. The image seems to have been taken when the group met Donald Trump at a rally in 2020.

While the Dominance MMA head honcho was proud to display himself and his companions, fans found an opportunity to mock the Egyptian.

Fans troll Ali Abdelaziz over his latest Instagram post with Dana White & Co.

In the caption to the post, Abdelaziz wrote, “Representing the red and white and blue greatest country on the planet 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸”

However, several fans found the comment hypocritical, especially considering Abdelaziz’s past serious run-ins with the law.

One fan commented, “Bro switched up like that!”

Another wrote, “Don’t let Kadyrov see you posting this.” Abdelaziz and some of his fighters received heat for visiting controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Fans used this to troll the manager.

“This SLAPS Hard,” joked another fan.


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Another sly comment read, “Nice pic! This at Kadyrovs house?”

One fan put Abdelaziz on the spot saying, “You are not a American, stop acting like it.” A similar comment went, “So you’re an American now ?”

Another fan asked him, “Why did you crop Colby out of the picture.”


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Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.

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