Dominance MMA leader, Ali Abdelaziz has claimed that former two-weight UFC champion, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor “likes drugs again” and is in need of a stint in a rehabilitation clinic, shooting down the Dubliner as a high-level fighter in professional mixed martial arts to boot.
Abdelaziz, who has shared a long-time rivalry with Crumlin-born striker, McGregor, is the manager of former lightweight champion, the now-retired, Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov — who stopped McGregor via a fourth round neck crank back in October of 2018 at UFC 229.
In the time since, McGregor, has unsuccessfully pursued a lightweight title rematch with Nurmagomedov, who subsequently announced his retirement from professional mixed martial arts back in October of last year following a successful title unification win over interim champion, Justin Gaethje — boasting a perfect undefeated 29-0 record.
Receiving mass criticism last week, Straight Blast Gym striker, McGregor posted and deleted a tweet appearing to mock the passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov last year following a brief battle with complications after he had contracted the novel coronavirus.
Responding to Khabib who had claimed good had defeated evil following common-foe, Dustin Poirier’s first round doctor’s stoppage win over McGregor at UFC 264 last month, McGregor questioned if COVID-19 was good for “defeating” his “evil” father; “COVID(-19) is good and father is evil?“
Deleting the post several minutes after it was initially posted, McGregor receiving widespread backlash and criticism for the tweet, having previously offered his condolences to the Nurmagomedov family following the renowned Sambo coach’s passing last year.
Appearing during a recent interview with ESNews alongside the aforenoted, Nurmagomedov and former two-weight champion, Henry Cejudo, Abdelaziz claimed that McGregor was partaking in drug use “again” and that the recently turned 33-year-old isn’t a high-level fighter anymore.
“Brother, Conor (McGregor) is not even a high-level fighter anymore,” Abdelaziz said. “He likes drugs again. He needs to go to rehab, like finish, like — work on his life. He doesn’t need to fight anymore.” (H/T BJPENN.com)
McGregor, who headlined the aforenoted UFC 264 pay-per-view event last month, suffered his consecutive defeat against Poirier after he suffered a leg fracture at the end of the opening round, resulting in a TKO doctor’s stoppage loss.
Sitting at the Octagon fence as he received treatment for his injury, McGregor appeared to make gun sign gestures toward his head as he issued threats to both Dustin and Jolie Poirier.
“In your sleep, you’re getting it, in your sleep you’re getting it,” McGregor says while motioning a gun sign toward his own head. “In your sleep you’re dead, you and your Mrs. It ain’t over, trust me. Be careful what you say, mate.“
During his post-fight interview with UFC colour commentator, Joe Rogan, the former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion called for a fourth matchup with Poirier — who appeared to share the same sentiment as their rivalry continues to grow.
“I was boxing the bleedin’ head off him (Dustin Poirier), kicking the bleedin’ leg off him — usual sh*te, dive to close the distance,” McGregor replied post-fight when asked by Rogan how he thought the fight was going up until his injury. “This is not over — if I have to take this outside with him, it’s on outside I don’t give a bollocks. There was no check, not one of them (leg kicks) were checked.“
“Your wife is in me DM’s, hey, baby, hit me back up I’ll chat to you little on, I’ll be at your after-party, the Wynn nightclub, baby,” McGregor shouted toward both Dustin and Jolie Poirier. “You (Jolie) look in bits, you little hoe. F*ck him. Just the thing had separated and I landed on the bleedin’ wonky leg like Anderson Silva that time, something similar to that — it’s a f*ckin’ mad auld business. F*ck sake.“