Manager makes confession on Khabib’s Twitter account


Dominance MMA Management CEO Ali Abdelaziz admitted he used to tweet for Khabib Nurmagomedov “four or five” years ago.

In MMA twitter terms, some athletes’ posts often come with an asterisk “take it with a pinch of salt”. In the case of polarizing former champion Conor McGregor, it’s thanks to his habit of tweeting and deleting a variety of names – which the likes of Rafael Fiziev suspect derives from cocaine and alcohol consumption. late at night.

But for athletes under the Dominance banner, it’s thanks to doubts about who actually pressed “tweet.”

This is long been suspected by many MMA fans on social media that Abdelaziz controls his clients’ accounts, and this claim has even been made by some rivals. Notably, Rafael dos Anjos brought up the theory last July at the height of his feud with repeatedly planned opponent Islam Makhachev.

Well, Abdelaziz has now admitted it when it comes to a GOAT candidate.

Abdelaziz: ‘I used to tweet for Khabib every day’

During an interview with InsideFighting while attending this year’s ADCC Finals in Las Vegas, Abdelaziz was asked about a recent tweet that drew attention to the former heavyweight champion’s account. UFC lightweights, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Ahead of his protege Islam Makhachev’s title challenge at UFC 280 later this month, “The Eagle” predicted his opponent Charles Oliveira wouldn’t even show up. Many have suggested the message sounds like something from the mind of Abdelaziz rather than Dagestan.

Dismissing the idea that he posted the tweet, Abdelaziz claimed he was banned from Khabib’s account years ago, having previously tweeted for him daily.

“Of course (it wasn’t me), people are crazy. I haven’t tweeted for Khabib for at least four or five years,” Abdelaziz said. “I used to tweet for him of course. But we figured…100% it wasn’t me, I’ll let you know…I promise you, I was tweeting for him when he started , everyday, four or five times a day. Four or five years I haven’t tweeted for him because who blocked me? He locked me up, he did!

Perhaps more than any other manager in the mixed martial arts arena, Abdelaziz tends to insert himself into rivalries. It was recently in the spotlight with a tweet he directed at Michael Chandler following a back-and-forth between “Iron” and Makhachev.

The 44-year-old Egyptian took note of Chandler’s defeats under the Bellator banner before insisting that Chandler will “never” be at his client’s level.

With that in mind, it’s no secret who some believe was responsible for Makhachev’s own response to Chandler’s remarks.

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