MMA supervisor Ali Abdelaziz laid out the path for what it would choose for UFC superstar Conor McGregor to get a light-weight title shot.
Abdelaziz is the manager of not only UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but also interim champ Justin Gaethje. The approach was at first established for Nurmagomedov to struggle Gaethje at UFC 243 in September, but following the passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, that combat is on hold correct now. As an alternative, the UFC strategies to have Israel Adesanya just take on Paulo Costa in the most important occasion of UFC 243 for the middleweight belt.
Talking to TMZ Sports activities, Abdelaziz was asked about the light-weight title image ideal now with Nurmagomedov not able to combat. In accordance to the manager, he still sees Nurmagomedov combating Gaethje before the conclude of 2020. But when asked about McGregor stepping in line to fight the belt, Abdelaziz laid out the terms of that taking place.
“Justin reported no (to McGregor). Khabib informed me to go tell Justin to fight Conor. Justin mentioned no. Hear, we dictate this. Conor suitable now he can be a backup fighter. He can go make fat and it’s possible make some cash, but at the conclusion of the working day, that’s the two champions. He’s not even No. 3, he’s No. 4 or No. 5. Conor can go combat Nate (Diaz) or (Jorge) Masvidal. We’re not interested in preventing him. He requires to get some wins and he desires to fight some superior opponents. I stated, the only way he can battle Khabib is if he fights Islam Makhachev, then he can combat Khabib,” Abdelaziz explained.
However UFC president Dana White a short while ago verified that McGregor is retired from the activity, that has not stopped his name from continually coming up in the news mainly because he’s still the major star in the sport. But as considerably as Abdelaziz goes, the next combat for the belt will be in between Nurmagomedov and Gaethje.
“Khabib has some targets to accomplish. You will see him ahead of the finish of the calendar year. Now him and Dana are chatting and I’m conversing to the matchmakers and we’re trying to established up a day. I’m guaranteed Dana will permit the admirers know when Khabib will battle. We have a blockbuster main celebration between him and Justin Gaethje. Two of the best lightweights right now of the current period. We’ve seen what Khabib does to all his opponents. We have seen what Justin Gaethje has completed to his past four opponents. He dismantled Ton Ferguson. He manufactured him glance like an absolute newbie. And which is the greatest two fellas in the world and they’re going to fight,” Abdelaziz stated.
Do you agree with the route Ali Abdelaziz has laid out if Conor McGregor would like to get a UFC light-weight title shot?