The infamous Ali Abdelaziz continues to be an outspoken figure in the MMA community for all the wrong reasons.
Though known for his altercations with other fighters on social media, he continues to establish his feet as the best manager in the sport as of now.
A more softer side of Abdelaziz was on display as he weighed on a topic which he believes was needed to be discussed. He believes he can start his own promotion with the number of free-agent fighters managed by him. (via Twitter):
I was looking at my free-agent roster today. Honestly I can start a new promotion with them it’s crazy.
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) July 23, 2020
Abdelaziz, the best manager in the sport!
Abdelaziz is one of the top managers in the MMA industry and is the CEO of Dominance MMA Management.
He manages current UFC champions namely Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman and interim lightweight champ Justin Gaethje He also manages former champions like Frankie Edgar, Cody Garbrandt, Fabricio Werdum, Rashad Evans and former double champ Henry Cejudo.
Other notable names include veterans like Renzo Gracie, Kelvin Gastelum, Gilbert Burns, Zabit Magomedsharipov, Derek Brunson, Beneil Dariush, Ray Borg, Dan Ige, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, Marlon Moraes, Vicente Luque, Belal Muhammed, Ilir Latifi, David Branch and many more. He has a solid grip on other organisations like Bellator and PFL as well managing Kayla Harrison, Lance Palmer and Jake Shields.
Abdelaziz has been managing too fighters since around a couple of decades now. He is known not only for negotiating contacts but also training with his clients(fighters) thus understanding them on a different level. Dominance MMA also has it’s outlets in talent rich areas like Brazil under former UFC veteran Rafael Natal and Russia under Rizvan Magomedov with current featherweight Dan Ige as it’s manager.
Abdelaziz thus has control over many talented established and upcoming Russians along with Khabib like Islam Makhachev, Rustam Khabilov, Omari Akhmedov, Muslim Salikhov, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Abu Azaitar, Shamil Gamzatov, Magomed Ankalaev, Yana Kunitskaya, Said Nurmagomedov, Umar Nurmagomedov, Zubaira Tukhugov, Yana Kunitskaya and many more.