“I want him to go to middleweight division” – Ali Abdelaziz on his future plans for Kamaru Usman

Ali Abdelaziz needs his consumer Kamaru Usman to maneuver as much as the UFC middleweight division and battle for the title.

Abdelaziz, the CEO of Dominance MMA, stated the one roadblock between Usman and a second title is his consumer’s friendship with reigning 185-pound champion Israel Adesanya. In an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the fight sports activities supervisor stated:

“Israel is his good friend and all the things, (however) I need to battle him to go to middleweight division and battle for the middleweight title.”

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Nevertheless, Abdelaziz believes private relationships shouldn’t get in the way in which of manufacturing blockbuster fights. The Egyptian-born businessman added:

“It would not matter. I do not need him to battle his good friend, that is what he believes in. However, you already know, if it is two good buddies – Mike Tyson advised me this – if we’re buddies, let’s make some cash, man, and after that, we are able to shake arms. However I respect their friendship. I am by no means gonna get in between that, however on the finish of the day, if (Robert) Whittaker wins, Kamaru can go up and battle Whittaker, too. He’ll whoop Whittaker.”

Ali Abdelaziz maintained that he would respect Usman’s needs to remain out of Adesanya’s path. Nevertheless, he teased {that a} transfer as much as middleweight continues to be on the desk if Robert Whittaker reclaims the crown from ‘The Final Stylebender.’ Usman has repeatedly stated in previous interviews that he would not intend on combating his “brother” Adesanya.

Watch Ali Abdelaziz discuss Kamaru Usman’s potential transfer to middleweight beneath:

Ali Abdelaziz says Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is an alternative choice for Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman not too long ago hinted at a possible crossover bout with boxing famous person Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Talking with The Schmo, the UFC welterweight champ revealed that his camp is eyeing a mega-matchup with Canelo in the identical vein as 2017’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.

For now, although, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is gearing up for his championship conflict towards Colby Covington at UFC 268. It is going to be a rematch of their UFC 245 title bout, which noticed Usman retain the crown by way of fifth-round TKO. The pay-per-view occasion will happen on November 6 at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis.

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