While Abdelaziz doesn’t serve as an agent for McGregor, one thing he believes is that the Irishman is starting t run low on funds.
“The last time I talked to Dana, he seemed this is the fight he wants to do,” Abdelaziz said to TMZ. “This is the biggest fight in UFC history, the biggest money maker. Conor is running out of money; this is why he agreed to fight Khabib. It’s OK — we are going to contribute to him making some money, but at the end of the day, we owe him an ass whooping. We need to get this ass whooping for Khabib and get it out of the way.”
Abdelaziz doesn’t think that Nurmagomedov wants to fight McGregor, but will do it if the UFC wants him to.
“If this is what Dana wants, we will do it,” he said. “[Nurmagomedov] doesn’t like the guy. We don’t like the guy. We don’t like his team. We don’t like what they represent. We don’t like what Conor represents. I like some of the stuff he does, to be honest, but he thinks he’s a gangster — I don’t think he is. Gangsters, they end in jail or get beat up.”
Nurmagomedov recently completed the observance of Ramadan, which means the lightweight champion could return to action anytime.