Renowned manager, Ali Abdelaziz, stands as a notable figure in the global mixed martial arts scene. The founder of Dominance MMA Management, Abdelaziz has built a reputation for fostering the careers of fighters under his wing. With experience as the executive vice president and matchmaker for the World Series of Fighting, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the management landscape.
Islam Makhachev, coming from Dagestan, Russia. Makhachev stands as a distinguished professional mixed martial artist with a background in sambo competition. His journey in the world of martial arts has brought him to the forefront of the lightweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
As of now, Makhachev proudly holds the title of UFC lightweight champion, solidifying his status as one of the premium athletes in the sport.
Ali Abdelaziz Wants Gaethje for The Title
Justin Gaethje also known as The Highlight. Gaethje is an accomplished American mixed martial artist. He has made a strong presence in the Lightweight division of the UFC. Gaethje is known for his explosive fighting style and relentless determination, Gaethje has an unfadable mark on the lightweight division.
Notably, he held the title of UFC interim lightweight champion, showcasing his capability in the octagon. However, he recently captured the UFC’s BMF title after stopping Dustin Poirier in breathtaking fashion.
Speaking to ESPN Abdelaziz said:
‘’I think it’s obvious, man, Justin Gaethje’s a guy that never wants something to be given to him. He earned it with sweat and blood and tears inside the cage. Islam Makhachev, very interested to fighting him. He said, Doesn’t matter who, when, and how. I’ll fight anybody they give me. Justin Gaethje has earned it and Islam really excited about fighting him.’’
Umar Nurmagomedov’s Fight Plan
Ali Abdelaziz, an important figure in MMA management, oversees an exceptional group of fighters and champions. However, this success has come with its own set of challenges, particularly in the area of booking fights for some of his clients. One fighter facing these difficulties is Umar Nurmagomedov, known as the ‘Young Eagle’ who is Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin.
Abdelaziz highlighted in a recent interview that Umar has proven to be the most challenging fighter in history to secure matches for, emphasizing that this struggle is not due to any fault of the fighter himself.
From Umar Nurmagomedov’s struggles to Justin Gaethje’s earned shot, the storylines converge, promising fans an exciting journey ahead in the unpredictable and thrilling world of the UFC.