Former World Series of Fighting executive and Frankie Edgar’s current manager, Ali Abdel-Aziz, recently went on a rant for the ages on social media.
Abdel-Aziz wrote the following on Friday:
“When history speaks for itself, Frankie Edgar will go down as the guy who fought anyone at any weight, any time, and anywhere. But when history speaks for Conor McGregor, he was a ufc champion who hand picked his opponents and chose a guys out of shape to fight him and he ducked frankie. Every media member I talked to, a majority of the fans wants to see Edgar vs Mcgregor but Conor’s coaches since he lost to Nate Diaz for every interview they talk about everyone else except for frankie. At this point im blaming the UFC for not making this fight happen because I think it’s really up to them and they can make Conor fight frankie. Im done with this. It’s been a miserable last 4 months talking and negotiating getting this fight to happen but now I realize the only person who needs to step up and say he wants to fight frankie is Conor. But I don’t believe he wants to because he and everyone else knows that frankie would whoop his ass. I have 0 respect for a champion who ducks contenders and that’s that.”
As noted, Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II in a welterweight rematch is expected to be announced as the main event of UFC 200 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 9, 2016.