Khabib's manager: GSP, not TFerg or Conor, is hopefully next for 'The Eagle'

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

At the UFC 242 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White said that former interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson got the next title shot, if he was ready and willing. However, Ali Abdelaziz, manager for undisputed UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and about 100 other fighters, has other designs.

“Nobody really cares about what Tony says,” said Abdelaziz, as transcribed by Farah Hannoun for MMA Junkie. “Nobody gives a s*** really. As far as I know, GSP is next. That is what I want. Tony doesn’t get what he wants. We get what Khabib wants, and if Khabib calls me and says he wants Georges St-Pierre, Georges St-Pierre will be next.”

“Georges is my friend for 10 years, and I know Georges wants to fight Khabib. If you’re going to compare Tony Ferguson, he beat a whole bunch of guys, but he never been a champion. I’m talking about if Khabib is going to fight for legacy, a fight with Georges St-Pierre will be a huge fight. Dana White is a businessman. That’s why he’s the best promoter of all time. I think him and Georges St-Pierre make a lot more money and more headlines. People will care more. It’s a fight for who is the greatest of all time.”

"Georges walks around lesser weight than Khabib. He walk around maybe 186. Khabib walk around 190. I have no doubt in my mind, Georges can make the weight 100 percent. Will be great to see two legends fighting each other.”

And what about a rematch with Conor McGregor?

“Conor is like a sour ex-girlfriend; she can’t get anybody else,” said Abdelaziz. “This is what Conor is. He’s irrelevant, and you heard what Justin Gaethje said. He’s not a good person. The train has left him.”