McGregor branded ‘high-end prostitute’ as Ali Abdelaziz makes Poirier prediction

Conor McGregor has been branded a "high-end prostitute" by long-term nemesis Ali Abdelaziz.

Abdelaziz, who has clashed repeatedly with McGregor in the past, represents some of the UFC’s biggest stars including Kamaru Usman, Khamzat Chimaev and the recently retired Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In a wide-ranging discussion on Mike Tyson’s podcast, the manager discussed Jake Paul’s future in combat sports, a possible UFC heavyweight title bout between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou and Georges St-Pierre’s legacy.

However, Abdelaziz saved his most controversial opinions for the end of the interview and with the topic of the UFC lightweight division brought up, Abdelaziz went straight for McGregor, totally dismissing his chances against Poirier and labelling him “irrelevant”.

"Now we have McGregor fighting Dustin Poirier. McGregor’s probably going to quit again, because he’s a quitter," Abdelaziz stated.

"He’s like a high-end prostitute. Now people want to go out on a date with him to show, ‘Hey, I have a pretty girl with me’. He’s the pretty girl and after you are with her, you can show other girls and say ‘Hey, I got this beautiful girl. You want to date me?’

"That means the fighters, they fight him, and they get his clout and this look of fighting Conor McGregor. But they don’t understand Conor McGregor hasn’t won in three years.

"But you still make money when you fight Conor McGregor because he’s a draw. But how long is this going to last for?"

McGregor is currently scheduled to face Poirier at UFC 264, with the trilogy bout coming just 6 months after Poirier defeated McGregor via second-round TKO, and nearly seven years on from their first meeting which McGregor won via first-round TKO.

Many have argued the upcoming bout is a must-win for the Notorious, should he stand a chance of ever recapturing the UFC lightweight title, currently held by Brazil’s Charles Oliveira.

UFC 264 takes place on July 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada and is shaping up to be a brilliant night of fights.

Alongside McGregor vs. Poirier III, a welterweight clash between Gilbert Burns and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson is slated to feature in the co-main event slot.

Sean O’Malley and Kevin Lee are also expected to make their highly anticipated returns, facing Louis Smolka and Sean Brady respectively, and disgraced former NFL player Greg Hardy will make his ninth walk to the UFC octagon against fan favourite Tai Tuivasa in a heavyweight showdown.

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