“Go Fight Tony Ferguson” – Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Coach Sends a Message to Conor McGregor

Published 06/14/2020, 7:14 AM EDT


Conor McGregor recently called time on his MMA career. But many fans and people associated with the sport are dismissive of this, as it is the third time since April 2016 that ‘Notorious’ has walked away from the sport. Among these is his bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz, who sent a message to the former Lightweight Champion. 

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Ali Abdelaziz sends a message to Conor McGregor 

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In a chat with TMZ, Abdelaziz, who manages champions like ‘The Eagle’ and Kamaru Usman, dismissed Conor McGregor’s latest retirement saying, “Same old p*****tute, he wants attention. Right before Amanda Nunes had her moment. Stop it, Hey, I’m gonna send you location. Watch. I’m gonna get him to fight when I want him to fight if he wanna fight for titles. He can fight at 170 and 155. Right now, we have both.”

Last Saturday, Conor McGregor tweeted that he is “retiring from fighting” as he was tired of waiting around as there wasn’t anything exciting. In response, Abdelaziz claimed that it is “payback.

He said, “Right now, he on punishment for his bad behavior. Right now, he needs to sit down.” Abdelaziz continued by suggesting a few potential big-name opponents for the Irish fighter. 

“Go fight Tony Ferguson, stay busy, stay active. Go fight Jorge Masvidal. You understand. Stay active, I want to see activity. You remember he used to say that to all of us? Guess what? Payback is a b***h.”

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Finally, Abdelaziz said that the UFC functions well without ‘Notorious’. “A lot of good business was done without Conor. The UFC does not stop without Conor. We don’t stop without Conor.”

Ever since ‘Notorious’ tweet, a bunch of fighters threw their name into the hat to fight him. These include Rafael dos Anjos, who was set to fight the then Featherweight champion at UFC 196. Furthermore, 50-0 pugilist, Floyd Mayweather jr, said he would wait for McGregor, as the latter said he could knock him out. 

As of now, Conor McGregor remains retired, but now, he as well as his fans know that slotting into a title shot will not be that easy. 

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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