Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Trolls Conor McGregor- Compares Him to Female PFL Star Kayla Harrison

Published 07/03/2021, 5:09 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates after knocking out Donald Cerrone in their welterweight fight during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, took to social media and fired shots at Conor McGregor ahead of UFC 264. McGregor is gearing up yet another high-profile fight week and his detractors have already begun coming out the woodwork. Chiefly, Abdelaziz and McGregor have had a long-standing disdain for each other and it continues to play out on Twitter.

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Ali Abdelaziz decided to attack McGregor’s wrestling skills by implying Kayla Harrison would ground easily him. Harrison is a multiple-time gold medalist at the Olympics and her skills in the realm of grappling are unmatched. McGregor’s wrestling skills have been brought into question at times, and Abdelaziz has aimed fire at McGregor over the same in the past.

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Conor McGregor: Aiming for all-round domination

McGregor’s striking prowess is something that even casual MMA fans are extremely cogent about. However, the Irishman has evolved his overall skill set to a significant level in the last few years. His training for UFC 229 when he took on Khabib Nurmagomedov was instrumental in allowing McGregor to ascend to new heights.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland 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)

While his bread and butter remain as a striker, Conor McGregor’s ability to add in new looks has made him a perennial threat. In fact, it’s easy to undermine his other skill sets and only focus on his piston-fueled left hand. However, such a viewpoint has been costly for many of McGregor’s foes in the past as he’s excellent at switching things up.

The trilogy knocks

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Heading into his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, McGregor will undoubtedly have to come prepared with a well-rounded game. Poirier showed in the last fight that he’s Conor McGregor’s equal on the feet and this is a huge storyline going forward. Wrestling could play a factor as both men have openly made comments about the same on social media.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches 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)

It all goes down at UFC 264 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the fight capital of the world. A score will finally be settled between two juggernauts in the sport. Additionally, a title shot likely awaits the winner of the rubber match.

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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