Las Vegas, NV — Dominance MMA president Ali Abdelaziz has 1 of the larger rosters erstwhile it comes to UFC talent, but helium was successful Las Vegas connected Thursday for 1 reason. That was to induct his lawsuit and friend, Khabib Nurmagomedov, into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Nurmagomedov (29-0) retired successful 2020 and was inducted into the Hall successful 2022. Abdelaziz spoke with Cageside Press astir inducting his friend.
“I ever said I’m a servant for galore masters. This infinitesimal is going to beryllium contiguous maine inducting Khabib into the hallway of fame. I deliberation this is specified a immense grant and I’m a small spot tense astir it, but I’m going to effort to bash the champion I tin to springiness him what helium deserves,” helium said.
With the roster Abdelaziz manages filled with champions and erstwhile champions 1 has to wonderment what made Nurmagomedov truthful peculiar to the Dominance MMA boss.
“(When) helium came into my beingness I was lost. I’ve go a amended idiosyncratic being astir him. I beryllium truthful overmuch to him, maine my family, we beryllium a batch to him. He’s shown maine a lot. He thatch maine a batch astir life, and I’m grateful for him. He inspired full generations of young Muslim men, unprivileged kids, and I look up to him,” Abdelaziz said.
“Many of these fighters present look up to him and respect him.”
Watch the full interrogation from the 2022 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with Ali Abdelaziz above.