Ali Abdelaziz will battle COVID-19 on the same weekend that his clients Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje headline UFC 254.
Renowned manager Abdelaziz, whose clientele includes Nurmagomedov and Gaethje, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Abdelaziz confirmed the news Friday afternoon on Twitter. He expressed his desire to get the word out to anyone who may have come in contact with him recently.
Attention friends and colleagues, I was diagnosed with Covid-19 this week and am recovering in the hospital. I want to get the word out, so that anyone who has been in contact with me or others around me can take necessary precautions. Thank you so much, and be safe— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) October 23, 2020
UFC 254 takes place on Saturday, October 24 from Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The pay-per-view card is headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje for the UFC lightweight championship. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.