Conor McGregor goes off on Khabib manager Ali Abdelaziz
Thursday’s UFC 229 press conference between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov got heated before the two fighters engaged in their faceoff photo opportunity.
After the two left the sit-down portion of the session where they answered questions from the media, they got up to prepare for the face-to-face standoff. That’s when McGregor began yelling at Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz. McGregor could be heard yelling profanities at Ali, while White also wanted Abdelaziz to leave.
McGregor called Abdelaziz a “mad terrorist snitch” and shouted “how’s Noah?” at him.
McGregor flips at Khabib's manager Ali Abdelaziz after his staredown, calling him a "mad terrorist snitch" then repeatedly shouting "How's Noah?" #UFC229
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According to a report from RealFightStories, Abdelaziz is a former member of Muslims of the Americas (MOA), which has been listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. After facing multiple charges from authorities, he turned into a government informant. The “Noah” reference has to do with Abdelaziz’s son, for whom Abdelaziz reportedly owed child support payments.
Abdelaziz also got personal with McGregor in June, accusing the fighter of running out of money.