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Colby Covington, Ali Abdelaziz, Kamaru Usman, UFC 235
Belal Muhammad

Colby Covington claims “clear scumbag” Ali Abdelaziz was the only one who profited from Gilbert Burns vs Belal Muhammad: “I just feel sorry”

Harry Kettle - May 9, 2023

Colby Covington has called out Ali Abdelaziz as the only person who benefited from the match-up between Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad. Last weekend, Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns via decision in a big welterweight title eliminator. However, many fans noted that the contest wasn’t exactly as action-packed as they would’ve hoped.

Alexander Volkanovski, Islam Makhachev
Ali Abdelaziz

Ali Abdelaziz claims Alexander Volkanovski weighed two pounds heavier than Islam Makhachev on a fight night at UFC 284: “You talking about IV’s?”

Susan Cox - May 2, 2023

Ali Abdelaziz is claiming Alexander Volkanovski weighed two pounds heavier than Islam Makhachev on fight night at UFC 284. UFC 284 took place on Saturday, February 11th of this year and highlighted Alexander Volkanovski (25-2 MMA) vs. Islam Makhachev (24-1 MMA) in the lightweight main event at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.  The result was a unanimous decision win (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) for Makhachev.

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Ariel Helwani

Ariel Helwani shares theory as to why Ali Abdelaziz deleted IV-related tweet suggesting he would “expose everybody”

Harry Kettle - February 17, 2023

Ariel Helwani has given his thoughts on why Ali Abdelaziz deleted his tweet in relation to recent IV allegations. While Islam Makhachev did manage to defeat Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284, there’s been a bit of controversy since then. It stems from a tweet by Dan Hooker that suggests Islam illegally used an IV before the fight in order to make weight.

Belal Muhammad

Ali Abdelaziz reveals UFC wanted Colby Covington and Belal Muhammad as Ultimate Fighter coaches but 'Chaos' declined: "Nobody knows where he’s at"

Josh Evanoff - February 3, 2023

According to Ali Abdelaziz, the UFC wanted Belal Muhammad and Colby Covington to coach The Ultimate Fighter. ‘Remember the Name’ has been out of action since his victory over Sean Brady in October. With that performance, Muhammad increased his undefeated streak to nine. During his current winning streak, he’s defeated names such as Vicente Luque, Stephen Thompson, and Demian Maia.

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Ali Abdelaziz implores every commission not to take on Douglas Crosby as a judge following UFC 282

Susan Cox - December 15, 2022

Ali Abdelaziz has implored every commission not to take on Douglas Crosby as a judge following UFC 282. Abdelaziz is the founder and president of Dominance MMA Management. The MMA manager, 45, has several former UFC champions under his wing, some of which include Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman, Justin Gaethje and Henry Cejudo.

Henry Cejudo
Henry Cejudo

Watch Henry Cejudo and Ali Abdelaziz’s live reactions to Leon Edwards head kick KO of Kamaru Usman (Video)

Harry Kettle - August 22, 2022

Henry Cejudo and Ali Abdelaziz’s reaction to Kamaru Usman‘s knockout loss at UFC 278 has been released. At UFC 278 on Saturday night, Kamaru Usman’s fantastic reign as UFC welterweight champion came to an end when he was knocked out cold by Leon Edwards. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ appeared to be less than a minute away from successfully defending his title for the sixth time, only for ‘Rocky’ to spring a huge surprise by landing a nasty head kick that sent Usman to the shadow realm.

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Charles Oliveira

Ali Abdelaziz responds after Charles Oliveira suggests that Islam Makhachev and his team are “arrogant” individuals

Josh Evanoff - August 5, 2022

Ali Abdelaziz has responded to recent comments made by Charles Oliveira about himself and Islam Makhachev. The two lightweights are set to square off at UFC 280 in October. The bout is set to crown the new 155-pound champion, after ‘Do Bronx’ was stripped in May. Oliveira famously lost his title on the scale prior to his fight with Justin Gaethje at UFC 274.

Ali Abdelaziz, Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov disagrees with Ali Abdelaziz’s comments about Israel Adesanya: “Don’t try to take his greatness”

Susan Cox - July 1, 2022

Khabib Nurmagomedov disagrees with Ali Abdelaziz’s comments about Israel Adesanya. It was MMA manager, Ali Abdelaziz, who claimed that Israel Adesanya wouldn’t last more than three rounds against Nurmagomedov. Abdelaziz also said ‘The Eagle’ is capable of beating heavyweights, light heavyweights, welterweights and lightweights.

Cris Cyborg
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Ali Abdelaziz blasts rumored Kayla Harrison vs. Cris Cyborg fight: Nobody gives a s*it"

Josh Evanoff - May 23, 2022

Ali Abdelaziz doesn’t believe anyone really wants to see Kayla Harrison fight Cris Cyborg. Harrison was a free agent following her win over Taylor Guardado last October. Her free agency period saw her negotiate with Bellator and UFC, as well as PFL. Eventually, it became a two-horse race between Bellator and the PFL.

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Jake Paul

Ali Abdelaziz responds after being dubbed a 'rat' by Jake Paul: 'Somebody is going to have to pay for what he said'

Susan Cox - May 20, 2022

Jake Paul has targeted Ali Abdelaziz and the notable MMM manager is not impressed. Ali Abdelaziz, the founder and president of ‘Dominance MMA Management’ is a former fighter himself, as well as a Renzo Gracie black belt and 4th degree Judo black belt. Abdelaziz works with notable fighters, including Kamaru Usman.

Jake Paul
Boxing News

Jake Paul agrees with "Rat" manager Ali Abdelaziz about Alvarez/Usman fight: "Canelo is ducking a lot of people"

Josh Evanoff - April 28, 2022

Jake Paul may not agree with Ali Abdelaziz on much. However, the YouTuber-turned-boxer seems to think the manager is right about Canelo Alvarez vs. Kamaru Usman. Over the last few days, the well-known MMA manager and the boxer have gone back and forth. The main point of contention between the two men is that Canelo Alvarez has repeatedly shot down fighting UFC champion Kamaru Usman. Ali Abdelaziz, who represents ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, has blasted the boxer for turning down the fight to box Dmitry Bivol.

Canelo Alvarez
Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez responds after Kamaru Usman warns him against taunting his manager Ali Abdelaziz

Josh Evanoff - April 27, 2022

Canelo Alvarez has responded to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s warning. The UFC champion and the boxing champion have been in talks for a fight over the last few months. While Alvarez first shot down a fight with Usman, he’s since been more open to the fight. However, he’s also noted that he’s not going to fight him anytime soon.

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Canelo Alvarez

Ali Abdelaziz blasts "coward" Canelo Alvarez, says Kamaru Usman will KO him in three rounds

Josh Evanoff - March 10, 2022

Ali Abdelaziz has given his thoughts on a potential Canelo Alvarez vs. Kamaru Usman superfight. The UFC welterweight champion has been calling out the Mexican superstar as of late. While Alvarez first shot the fight down, he’s since said that the bout is possible and to “never say never”. Now, Usman’s manager has decided to weigh in on a fight between the two.

Tony Ferguson, Michael Bisping
Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson fires back at Ali Abdelaziz over “jealous old girlfriend” comment: “Sit down and shut up before I ankle pick you”

Fernando Quiles - January 30, 2022

Tony Ferguson is having none of Ali Abdelaziz’s backtalk. It’s no secret that Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov aren’t friends. The two were booked to fight numerous times but never actually shared the Octagon. Khabib has retired and Ferguson isn’t likely to ever face “The Eagle.”

Dillon Danis
Dillon Danis

Dillon Danis reportedly removed from UFC 268 after being slapped by Ali Abdelaziz

Adam D Martin - November 7, 2021

Bellator fighter Dillon Danis was reportedly removed from Saturday’s UFC 268 event after being slapped by MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz. According to’s John Morgan, Danis and Abdelaziz met backstage at UFC 268, and apparently, Abdelaziz slapped Danis in the face, which was seen by several witnesses. However, even though it was Danis who was the one who was reportedly slapped in the face, it was actually Danis who was the one who was removed from the arena. Abdelaziz also declined to comment on what exactly happened between them.

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Paulo Costa

Ali Abdelaziz believes Paulo Costa missed weight in order to get cut by the UFC

Adam D Martin - October 22, 2021

MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz believes that middleweight contender Paulo Costa missed weight in order to get cut by the UFC. Costa was scheduled to meet Marvin Vettori in a middleweight bout that headlines Saturday’s UFC Vegas 41 card, but the fight will no longer be taking place at 185lbs. Costa showed up to fight week off weight and the UFC was forced to move the fight up to 205lbs instead. The fight between Vettori and Costa will now take place on Saturday, with Costa being fined 20% of his purse due to the fight having to take place at 205lbs now.

Conor McGregor, Dana White
Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor insults Dagestan with suggestions of inbreeding, sparks heated feud with Ali Abdelaziz: “When you die, I celebrate”

Adam D Martin - October 13, 2021

Conor McGregor insulted Dagestan with suggestions of inbreeding, sparking a heated feud with Ali Abdelaziz: “When you die, I celebrate.” McGregor and Abdelaziz have gotten into it on social media and in interviews before, so clearly there is no love lost between these two. McGregor, of course, was longtime rivals with Abdelaziz’s client Khabib Nurmagomedov. Even though “The Eagle” is retired from MMA these days, McGregor continues to take shots at him whenever he can. On Wednesday, McGregor fired a shot at Nurmagomedov and Abdelaziz replied back. That led to a bit of a flaming war between McGregor and Abdelaziz, as you can see below.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Ali Abdelaziz says reports of Khabib Nurmagomedov signing a professional football contract are “fake news”

Harry Kettle - August 16, 2021

Ali Abdelaziz has claimed the reports linking Khabib Nurmagomedov with a move to a Russian football club are “fake news”. Over the course of the last few days there have been rumblings that Khabib, who retired from professional mixed martial arts last year, has formally signed a contract with Russian third division side FC Legion Dynamo.

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