It would appear that Ali Abdelaziz expressed his emotions regarding the difficulties that Umar Nurmagomedov encountered in acquiring a fight book in the wake of the recent revelation that the Dagestani fighter would be competing.
Because the promotional matchmakers appeared to be unable to locate an opponent who was ideal for his client, the mixed martial arts manager did not appear to be thrilled with the delays that his client had to endure.
As a result of a recent announcement, Nurmagomedov will now compete against Bekzat Almakhan, who is making his debut in the promotional world, at UFC Vegas 87. Aaron Bronsteter, a journalist for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), expressed his thoughts on the bantamweight division’s ranked fighters seemingly avoiding a battle with ‘Young Eagle’ when the bout was confirmed.
On X (which was then known as Twitter), he wrote:
“It’s safe to say that ranked bantamweights are not signing to face Umar when he’s facing a newcomer (according to this report) on a card reportedly headlined by Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev.”
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After that, Bronsteter and a fan got into a discussion about the difficulties that Umar Nurmagomedov was having in locating an opponent, and Abdelaziz used the opportunity to respond by writing the following:
I never seen the UFC making a concerted effort to locate someone to fight. Because of this, it is much more difficult to get Fight! for him than it is for Islam, Kamaru Usman, or Khabib.
Cory Sandhagen reflects on “playing ball” with the UFC to fight Umar Nurmagomedov
Within the main event of the UFC Nashville program that took place the previous year, Cory Sandhagen was supposed to compete against Umar Nurmagomedov. Nevertheless, ‘Young Eagle’ sustained a significant shoulder injury several weeks prior to the battle, which rendered him unable to compete in the championship bout.
At the moment, Nurmagomedov has a perfect record of 16-0 in mixed martial arts competition. He has asserted on multiple occasions that the bantamweights who are ranked higher than him are attempting to shield themselves from him.
The decision that Sandhagen made to accept a matchup with the Dagestani was even questioned by Sean O’Malley, who happened to be the champion at the time.
Before the identity of Nurmagomedov’s new opponent was revealed, he made the announcement on X that he had at long last discovered a willing opponent to compete against him. Fans were under the impression that the company had rescheduled the main event that was originally scheduled for the UFC Nashville event.
‘The Sandman’ addressed the rumors and reflected on his decision to take a fight with ‘Young Eagle’ in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani. He also discussed his decision to accept the confrontation. It was him who said:
“In all honesty, I was unaware that he was going to fight, and it is not going to be against me. The opponent is unknown to me at this time. The fight with Umar was a little bit challenging for me because I have the impression that I was doing the UFC a favor by giving him a chance when he has just four fights under his belt at this point in his career. The guy has been in less fights than he has been able to pull out of. In all honesty, that is the truth of the situation.