Managers Ali Abdelaziz and Abe Kawa were involved in a physical altercation at PFL 7, which allegedly started when Abdelaziz struck Kawa.
Two police officers who were working the event witness Abdelaziz strike Kawa and the manager was later cited for battery. This is the second battery charge levied against Abdelaziz this year, as he was also cited with battery this past June when he got into a confrontation with former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington.
The PFL, in response to the accusations against Abdelaziz, has banned the manager from future events until the battery case against Kawa is resolved, with the following statement being issued to ESPN:
“At league direction, Ali Abdelaziz will not be attending upcoming postseason events. Given the fact this is a legal matter, the league has no further comment at this time.”
Abdelaziz also issued a statement to ESPN, saying he’ll do whatever possible to support his fighters:
“I spoke to PFL executives earlier this week and I don’t want this story to be about me. The focus should be on my athletes in the PFL. I have 10 athletes fighting on Thursday and we made sure everybody made weight and has everything they need. I continue to support my athletes.”
There is no word yet on how long it is going to be until the case against Abdelaziz is resolved.