Ali Abdelaziz opens up on possibility of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman defeated Gilbert Burns at UFC 258
Kamaru Usman of Nigeria reacts after his victory over Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Kamaru Usman is a dream fight for many and Ali Abdelaziz opened up on the possibility of this clash

Ali Abdelaziz, one of the top MMA managers, has opened up on the possibility of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Kamaru Usman.

Khabib is considered as one of the greatest MMA athletes of all-time but Usman is reaching that level too.

Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns were training partners before UFC 258
Kamaru Usman of Nigeria punches Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Usman was in action at UFC 258 and defeated Gilbert Burns to keep his UFC Welterweight title. This was his 17th consecutive win in his MMA career and he is yet to taste defeat in the UFC.

He is on 13 consecutive wins in the UFC and is only three behind the all-time leader in that state, Anderson Silva.

Usman might be one of the most overlooked champions in UFC history but this win has opened the eyes of many. Some are bringing him up in the GOAT debate while others are suggesting he is the perfect fight for the retired Khabib.

Who won the fight at UFC 254?
Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his victory over Justin Gaethje in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While Khabib and Usman are close a fight between them would be a blockbuster. Abdelaziz manages both stars and shut down any chances of this fight ever taking place:

“This guy will never fight”

Kamaru Usman also doesn’t think about fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov

Usman has been doing a lot of media after his win over Burns and opened up about not being Conor McGregor.

However, Usman had also spoken about facing Khabib and Conor prior to his fight. The Nigerian Nightmare was open to taken on McGregor if that fight came calling but he wasn’t going to ask Khabib for a clash.

“That’s something that we visit at that time, but me personally, that’s not something I would ever pursue. Absolutely not.”

There is a lot of respect between Khabib and Usman and it would be weird seeing them fight, even if Usman has been so dominant in the sport.

Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest in UFC history
Georges St-Pierre of Canada reacts following his victory over Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Apart from Khabib being retired the other hurdle is which weight class would they fight in?

Khabib recently opened up on not wanting to fight Georges St-Pierre at 170 and it would be unlikely he would take on any other opponent at the same weight class.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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