Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov Snubbed by Manager Ali Abdelaziz as He Calls Another Former Champion ‘The Greatest Combat Sports Athlete of All Time’

Published 06/21/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
MOSCOW, RUSSIA FEBRUARY 9, 2021: MMA fighter, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov attends EFC 33 Eagle Fighting Championship at Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

Ali Abdelaziz manages some of the topmost fighters in mixed martial arts. Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman, and Henry Cejudo are some of the many fighters Abdelaziz has under his stable. Recently, the outspoken manager took to his Twitter to reveal who is the greatest combat sports athlete of all time.

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On his Twitter, Abdelaziz said, “@HenryCejudo has started his training camp. I can’t wait for this man to come back and destroy everybody. I don’t believe anyone in this top 10 guys are in his level. Henry Cejudo is the greatest combat athlete of all time.

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In revealing the greatest athlete of all time, Ali Abdelaziz snubbed his client, Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, Abdelaziz has spoken great things about Nurmagomedov too and ‘The Eagle’ himself has claimed that Cejudo is greater than him.

Khabib Nurmagomedov says Henry Cejudo is on a higher level than him

Fans of MMA know about the greatness of Khabib Nurmagomedov. In his fighting career, ‘The Eagle’ stayed undefeated and amassed a record of 29-0. Using his grappling, the former UFC lightweight champion asserted dominance. However, ‘The Eagle’ is of the belief that Henry Cejudo is on a higher level than him.

According to Nurmagomedov, even though he has good numbers, Cejudo is above him. ‘The Eagle’ states that the reason he rates Cejudo above him is because of the gold medal he won at the Olympics.

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Further, Nurmagomedov spoke of the importance of winning a gold medal. He said, “This is like different level. This is like dream for anybody, everyone, who become like, training. like this is them like boxers, wrestlers. Doesn’t matter, for everybody Olympic gold medal…This is the highest level in sports.”

Henry Cejudo too complimented Khabib Nurmagomedov. Cejudo spoke of Nurmagomedov’s dominance and humility. He said, “He is the most dominant fighter in UFC history…I wish I was as humble as him.”

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It is good to see two fighters at the highest level respect each other. Both Nurmagomedov and Cejudo have left a legacy that they, their family, and their fans can be proud of.

Comment down and let us know who, according to you, is the greatest combat sports athlete of all time.

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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.

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