Khabib Nurmagomedov Would Smash John Cena’s Face; Manager Ali Abdelaziz Sends a Warning to WWE Fans

Published 04/13/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia compete against Dustin Poirier of United States in their Lightweight Title Bout during the UFC 242 event at The Arena on September 07, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)


Few men strike fear into the hearts of their opponents like Khabib Nurmagomedov. Throughout his dominant career, the Russian MMA mega-star earned the reputation of being one of the toughest men in the UFC. However, how would he fare against one of the toughest men in WWE, John Cena?

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs John Cena?

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Although the sixteen-time World Champion is semi-retired, fans still want to see him return to the ring. Cena was WWE’s top attraction for almost a decade before a lucrative Hollywood career swayed him away. However, a return to the ring is possible, and he might have an opponent of incredible magnitude.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz claimed the UFC star can smash WWE’s top star’s face.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“Let’s be real. Any of this soft, steroid freak wanted to go ahead and have a wrestling match with Khabib, and they want to get beat up for real? They know who to call? They need to call me. You know, that’s it, this guy will go there and smash John Cena’s face, no problem.”

These are mighty strong words from a man who seems to have way too much faith in his client’s abilities. Cena may be semi-retired, but he’s still one of the strongest and most resilient athletes in the world.

Ali Abdelaziz might’ve confirmed that WWE is a potential destination for Khabib now that his UFC career is over. If Cena returns to the ring soon, a match with Khabib would set the world on fire. And seeing his previous work with Brock Lesnar, one can place a safe bet that this match would be an instant classic.

What’s next for Cena?

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There isn’t much left for John Cena to accomplish in his wrestling career. He’s held the WWE Championship, United States Championship, Tag Team Championship, headlined WrestleMania, won the Royal Rumble twice, and won the MITB briefcase. He’s even competed in a cinematic match, facing Bray Wyatt in WrestleMania 36’s Firefly Funhouse match.

His resume is perhaps the most impressive resume of any modern-day WWE superstar. However, there is one title Cena hasn’t captured. Despite being one of the most decorated superstars in history, Cena isn’t a Grand Slam Champion.

Cena only needs the Intercontinental Championship to make him a Grand Slam Champion. With Apollo Crews holding the belt, a match with Cena could be huge for his career as well. And if Cena were to retire tomorrow, he would want to retire as a Grand Slam Champion.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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