Ali Abdelaziz serves as a manager for Nurmagomedov and McGregor has taken aim at him as well, bringing up Abdelaziz’s estranged son.
“Shut your mouth, Ali Abdelaziz,” McGregor said during the UFC 229 press conference. “You terrorist snitch! I know a lot about you as well, you mad man. I know a lot about you as well! You keep your mouth shut kid! How’s Noah? How’s Noah? Yeah, shut your mouth! Never speak about me, ever in your life! Watch yourself around me, ‘cuz you’ll be out of here quick.”
For those who don’t know what McGregor is referencing with Abdelaziz’s son, a series of Twitter posts by Mike Russell of Real Fight Stories should clear it up:
FYI, Noah is the son Ali abandoned in Colorado when he started as an informant for the NYPD and who he is $50k behind in child support for. @TheNotoriousMMA does his homework when preparing for war.— Mike Russell (@MIKERUSSELLMMA) September 20, 2018
A source close to the family says Ali Abdelaziz recently tried to clear up his more than $50k in 11 yrs of outstanding back child support by offering to pay his son he ditched in 2006 $10k. The lowball offer came with a caveat that his mother who raised him not get a dime of it.— Mike Russell (@MIKERUSSELLMMA) July 15, 2018
Noah isn't the only ghost from Ali's past @TheNotoriousMMA knows about. This is only round 1.— Mike Russell (@MIKERUSSELLMMA) September 20, 2018
UFC 229 takes place on Saturday, October 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.