McGregor branded a "high-end prostitute" and told he’ll quit against Poirier
Conor McGregor has been branded a "high-end prostitute" by top MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz, who also claimed he will quit against Dustin Poirier this summer.
McGregor returns to the cage at UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas to face Poirier in a highly-anticipated trilogy fight after the American won their January rematch.
But Abdelaziz, who is behind the rises of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman, Justin Gaethje and Henry Cejudo among others, believes that he won't be able to get back to winning ways against Poirier.
The Dominance MMA boss was appearing on Mike Tyson's Hot Boxin' podcast when he made the inflammatory comments, also slamming fighters who call the Irishman out 'for clout'.
"Now we have McGregor vs Dustin Poirier," he told the former heavyweight champion boxer. "McGregor is probably going to quit again, because he is a quitter.
"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 is the pretty girl and after that you are with her, they can go show other girls, ‘Hey I got this beautiful girl, you want to date me?’
"This means the fighters, they fight him and they get this clout, this look of fighting Conor McGregor, but they don’t understand Conor McGregor hasn’t won in three years.
"Also you make money when you fight Conor McGregor because he is a draw – but how long is this going to last for?"
Abdelaziz and McGregor have been at odds for years at this point, with the Irishman notably using the press conference for his 2018 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov to level a number of insults at the former fighter.
Ever since, Abdelaziz has taken every opportunity he gets to slam the ex-two weight world champion, who has struggled to maintain momentum since winning his second belt in late 2016.
His client Nurmagomedov defeated him in their fight at UFC 229, which was the first of the two octagon losses he's suffered in his three fights since his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather after winning the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez.
The Irishman now faces a massive turning point in his career when he fights Poirier in July, with his position as a top player in the UFC under serious scrutiny.
He is, of course, the biggest star in the sport by some distance, but his drawing ability will likely be negatively affected by a second straight loss to the Louisiana native.
McGregor has never lost two in a row in his career, and even bookies are finding this third bout with Poirier to be a completely 50-50 fight.
He defeated the American by TKO within minutes the first time they fought at UFC 179 in 2014, but was shockingly knocked out in the second round of their rematch in Abu Dhabi earlier this year.
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