Ali Abdelaziz, Conor McGregor, money

Ali Abdelaziz: “Conor McGregor has agreed to fight Khabib because he’s running out of money”

Ali Abdelaziz, Conor McGregor, money

Conor McGregor finds himself in a very sticky situation as of late in the aftermath of his reckless acts that occured back at UFC 223 Media Day in April.

He is currently prepping for a return court hearing on July 26 and is in the process of negotiating a plea deal.

One situation you would likely never hear about McGregor finding himself in is financial instability. Conor is no doubt the highest paid fighter in the UFC, which is easy to understand with his ability to draw major audiences, ppv buys, and sell out arenas.

Should this court hearing go the other direction for McGregor, he may find himself in a financial hole, well sort of.

But if you ask his current nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, it appears Conor might already be in that hole. According to Abdelaziz as he told TMZ Sports this week, stating that McGregor’s reason for agreeing to a Khabib fight was because he was indeed low on cash.

“Conor’s running out of money … This is why he agreed to fight Khabib,” Abdelaziz said (transcribed by Nathan Zur for Sherdog.com). “It’s OK … We’re gonna contribute to him making some money, but at the end of the day we owe him an ass whooping. He needs to get his ass whooped from Khabib.”

This is a pretty bold proclamation from Abdelaziz, seeing as McGregor gained $100 million dollars from his epic boxing bout with longtime undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather in August of last year. The amount overshadows the money he earned from his multiple endorsements plus the cash he’s made from past UFC fights.

While these comments made by Ali Abdelaziz are intriguing, the one comment that stands out the most is him saying that Conor agreed to fight Nurmagomedov.

And if you put all the pieces of the puzzle together, especially being that both coaches of McGregor have come out and openly spoke confidently that this fight will in fact happen, as well Khabib Nurmagomedov himself, there’s no shadow of a doubt things are definitely in the works as far as this fight goes, or least they seem to be.

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