The UFC 229 press conference was wild and Conor McGregor made it extra exciting adding Geo-Politics to an MMA press conference, he unloaded a series of verbal assault on Khabib’s father, Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov and the manager of current UFC lightweight champion Ali Abdelaziz.
Ali Abdelaziz is the most powerful managers in MMA right now, apart from managing Khabib, he also manages UFC flyweight champ Henry Cejudo, former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, and ex-lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
After the press conference, when both Khabib and Conor were set to face off, Ali seemed to have passed some remark towards Conor, which didn’t sit very well with him and he unloaded a verbal attack on Abdelaziz.
“Shut your mouth, Ali Abdelaziz,” McGregor said. “You terrorist snitch! I know a lot about you as well, you madman. I know a lot about you as well! You keep your mouth shut kid! How’s Noah? How’s Noah? Yeah, shut your mouth! Never speak about me, ever in your life! Watch yourself around me, ‘cuz you’ll be out of here quick.”
According to this book, written by Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman delve into Abdelaziz’s past as an FBI informant, having been first recruited by the New York Police Department in 2002 while jailed on document forgery charges. The NYPD was in the middle of an investigation into extremist group Muslims of America in rural Virginia, and Abdelaziz was looked upon as an asset and how he double-crossed the American intelligence agency which ultimately led to FBI and NYPD cutting all ties with him.
Ali Abdelaziz (alternatively spelled as “Abdel-Aziz” or “Abdel Aziz”), whose real name is Alaa’eldin (pronounced as “Aladdin”) Ragb Fekry Abdel-Aziz, is an Egyptian-born former member of the Muslims of the Americas (MOA) jihadist cult group. MOA is an alternative name for the Jamaat ul-Fuqra terrorist group led by a radical cleric named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani in Pakistan. [Source – Fuqra Files]
[Research Courtesy of BloodyElbow]