Dominance MMA supervisor Ali Abdelaziz believes we may see a lot extra of UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov over the following few years, however is reluctant to touch upon the Russian’s preventing future till his showdown with the division’s interim champion Justin Gaethje within the rear-view.
Nurmagomedov and Gaethje, who’re each managed by Abdelaziz, are set to collide for the UFC light-weight title on October 24. Abdelaziz views the battle as tremendously harmful for each champion and challenger, however believes it’s attainable Nurmagomedov, who’s presently 28-0, may attempt for an ideal 30-Zero mark if he’s victorious.
“Khabib is in his prime,” Abdelaziz instructed BJPENN.com on Thursday. “He’s coaching day by day. He’s in nice form already. On the finish of the day, it’s as much as Khabib [if he continues to fight]. I do know he’ll most likely battle to at the very least 30-0, however after all, he has to battle Justin first. That is an important battle for Khabib. It’s an important for Justin. You’ll be able to’t look previous October 24, out of respect for Justin, out of respect for Khabib. It is a nice battle, a really aggressive battle, and each guys are going to ship.
“These guys, all their lives they’ve dreamed of turning into a world champion,” Abdelaziz added. “They’ve each grow to be champions. They’re each superb athletes, and so they need to know who’s the most effective. Justin is the interim champion, Khabib is the world champion, and so they’re going to battle. October 24, they’re going to battle, and we’re going to seek out out who’s the most effective.”
Because the supervisor for each Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, Abdelaziz says he plans on watching the pair’s October 24 title battle from his house, slightly than attending the battle in individual.
“I don’t need to see anyone lose, and in the event that they lose, I’ll need to be with them, however that’s not going to be truthful for the winner,” he stated. “It’s higher emotionally if I keep house and watch it, and want the most effective of luck to each guys.”