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The UFC just fired one of its top rising stars -- undefeated Ottman Azaitar -- after he allegedly committed one of the most INSANE safety violations we've ever heard.

Ottman -- who's 13-0 as a pro with some crazy highlight-reel knockouts -- allegedly stole a page out of a "Mission Impossible" movie to sneak an unapproved guest into the Fight Island area on Abu Dhabi, risking the health of EVERYONE there.

FYI, 30-year-old Ottman was scheduled to fight on the main card at "UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor" on Saturday night -- taking on 30-year-old Matt Frevola (8-1-1).

But, that fight was removed from the card on Friday due to a "health and safety violation."

So, what the hell happened?! Dana White explained to BT Sport ... and man, the allegation is bad.

"So [Ottman Azaitar] and his team cut off their wrist bands, gave 'em to somebody outside the bubble," White explained ... "I don't know how they even did it."

"That guy taped [the wristbands], showed up here [on Fight Island] with a bag, went into a room, shimmied across 4 balconies, went in [Ottman's] room, dropped the bag off, changed his clothes and then left."


Dana continues ...

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"Now, when security tried to stop him, he wouldn't stop either way and yeah it's just bad."

Dana said he fired Ottman on the spot -- "He's gone. He's no longer a UFC fighter and he's not fighting [Saturday night]."


The big question -- what was inside the mystery bag?!!?!? Our UFC sources say they have no clue at the moment. Guessing they're going to try and find out.

As we previously reported, the Fight Island area is incredibly secure -- with multiple COVID testing points and crazy security to keep everyone safe. One violation could compromise the entire thing.


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LOL, damn. 

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Dude was shady as  fuck

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UFC cuts Ottman Azaitar for 'Fight Island' safety protocol violation

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UFC releases Ottman Azaitar for violating 'Fight Island' safety protocols

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how fucking stupid can someone be?

1/22/21 1:03 PM
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Maybe it was a bomb

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Jesus, that's suspicious as hell

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A little fast acting special sauce delivery maybe?

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KirkBJJ -

A little fast acting special sauce delivery maybe?

Whatever the case, he's screwed himself.

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I don’t see any organization picking him up after this. 

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FETT_the geek - 

I don’t see any organization picking him up after this. 


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Jesus what could have been that important?

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Wonder if/ how this will affect his brother Abu. This was some shady stuff.

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Seriously retarded fuckery 

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anunaki - 

Jesus what could have been that important?

who's 13-0 as a pro with some crazy highlight-reel knockouts -

1/22/21 2:11 PM
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UFC cut undefeated lightweight Ottman Azaitar from its active roster Friday, just one day before he was scheduled to face Matt Frevola at UFC 257 on Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Azaitar (13-0), an exciting German-Moroccan lightweight with 10 career knockouts, was pulled from UFC 257 after committing a "violation of the health and safety protocols" at the W Hotel in Abu Dhabi. UFC president Dana White told BT Sport that his security team identified an unauthorized individual entering the fighter hotel with a wristband provided by Azaitar to deliver a bag to the fighter's room.

"It's just bad," White said. "He's gone. He's no longer a UFC fighter, and he's not fighting [at UFC 257]."

White said the individual "shimmied" across multiple balconies to enter Azaitar's room. Azaitar and his entire team were directed off the property Friday, sources told ESPN.

UFC is headed into its third live event on Fight Island in a seven-day span. All athletes, staff and media within the bubble at the W Hotel have been tested for COVID-19 multiple times and were subject to a 48-hour quarantine upon arrival at the hotel.

Frevola has been rescheduled to face Arman Tsarukyan in the prelims of UFC 257. Tsarukyan's original opponent was forced off the card due to medical reasons.

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I bet it was an IV kit 

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Ottman Azaitar cut day before UFC 257 for bringing unauthorized guest on Fight Island ^