Forget Noah. How’s Conor?
That's what Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fans will be asking when “Notorious” gets choked out by Ali Abdelaziz, manager of Khabib Nurmagomedov, after the Renzo Gracie black belt was caught in the Irishman’s crosshairs during last month’s pre-fight press conference.
Relive the madness here.
“I’m not politic, you know,” Nurmagomedov told The Ariel Helwani MMA Show (via MMA Junkie). “I’m professional athlete. If he have problem with my manager, he can talk with him. He can fight with my manager, my manager 100 percent going to choke him – he’s a black belt from Renzo Gracie.”
Abdelaziz is a pretty good striker too, based on this video.
McGregor challenges Nurmagomedov in the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) main event this Saturday night (Oct. 6, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (results here), with the winner claiming the undisputed 155-pound title.
Assuming we can actually make it that far.