Ali Abdelaziz Targets Extremely High Paycheck For Khabib’s Next UFC Showdown!
Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, asks for a gigantic sum of money for “Eagle’s” next fight. Even some boxing superstars could be jealous of the amount!
Tony Ferguson will have a very difficult job now. More people will come in play for a fight against an undefeated Dagestani. It will be harder for him to get a crack at Khabib’s title. According to Dana White, “El Cucuy” is the guy who deserves a next title shot versus “The Eagle”.
The Russian superstar is looking for a super fight at the moment. It is rumored that Khabib Vs GSP is in works for UFC 2019 PPV event. Unfortunately for “The Eagle”, Dana White recently shut down the rumors of Nurmagomedov Vs Mayweather boxing match.
Ali Abdelaziz confirmed that the main goal of Nurmagomedov’s next fight is a superb payout. It also means less popular fighters won’t be considered. (via MMAFighting.com)
“Ben Askren, Woodley, none of these guys can touch Khabib,” Abdelaziz told TMZ Sports recently. “Especially if they’re scared to get tired and these guys, they get tired. Now, I’m not even worried about Tyron or Ben Askren, I’m worrying about somebody bringing $50M to $100M to the table and none of these guys can bring $200,000 to the table.”
Conor McGregor received $3 million for the headlining role of UFC 229 main event. But when it comes to the PPV (pay-per-view) percentage, it is believed he has earned around $50 million! “The Eagle” was offered a basic payout of 2 million dollars. His PPV (pay-per-view) percentage is not as big as Conor’s. Also, NSAC released only half of his purse due to UFC 229 post-fight incident.
Ali Abdelaziz also confirmed that money is going to talk this time and nothing else. Khabib’s manager claims Conor bragged that his income from their fight was an impressive $50 million! Since Khabib defeated Irish superstar, Abdelaziz sees no reason why “The Eagle” couldn’t bypass McGregor.
“Listen, the guy we just fought said he made $50M,” Ali Abdelaziz said. “I think, as a global superstar, Khabib bypass him. You have a guy meeting with Putin and Erdoğan and the other guy selling liquor on the corner store. It’s not even in the f**king same planet. Good for him. Whatever. It’s none of our business, he do what he does. We try to go to Africa, we try to do different things. It’s not even close.”
“At the end of the day, maybe a whole bunch of money gets on the table, maybe the rematch. I don’t know. Maybe we’ll give a rematch to the guy we just killed. . . Whatever’s gonna bring Khabib money. This is now my job. It’s not Khabib’s job. Khabib created legacy, 11 years, 27 fights. Right now, money talks, bulls**t walks. That’s it.”
Khabib’s popularity grows rapidly after winning the UFC Lightweight title. He was already welcomed by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
According to Ali Abdelaziz, there is a plan to invest $1 million for charitable works projects in Africa.
“We’re gonna give $1M to get wells and help with schools,” concluded Abdelaziz. “He’s gonna go to Africa probably end of this year, beginning of next year, and this is the most important thing. Khabib wants to touch lives.”
Ali Abdelaziz says Khabib’s ultimate goal is to maximize his incomes. They don’t plan to focus on defeating “number one contender”. Everything is about the size of a paycheck.
“Khabib can retire now. He’s rich. . . But if somebody’s gonna put big paycheck on the table and we can get it done, I don’t care about number one contender, number ten contender. Khabib was number one contender for five years! Conor jumped him, Eddie jumped him, a lot of people jumped him. Right now, it’s about the paycheck.”
Is Ali Abdelaziz looking for too much money? After all, it is hard to expect Dana White will even want to talk about putting $50 million on the table! Khabib is not Conor.