Ali: Khabib ain't fighting Conor after Gaethje

Bad news for Conor McGregor ... Justin Gaethje will NOT agree to fight the Irishman before he gets his title shot with Khabib Nurmagomedov, this according to Justin's manager.

Conor has been trying to bait Gaethje into a big-time showdown on Fight Island in July -- calling out Justin on social media and threatening to kill him.

But, we spoke with Gaethje's rep, Ali Abdelaziz, who tells us the trash talk strategy just won't work -- Justin's already focusing on fighting Khabib next ... and there's absolutely NO SHOT at changing his mind.

"Khabib will never -- NEVER -- pass Justin Gaethje for Conor. Even if he made more money," Ali says.

"Justin Gaethje has so much integrity, he will never tell the UFC, 'Oh, I'm gonna fight Conor, forget about Khabib.' [Justin] wants to be a champion."

What's interesting ... Ali also represents Khabib -- so it's an easy fight for everyone (including the UFC) to make once the contracts are drawn up.

Plus, with UFC president Dana White recently saying he'd like to see Justin take on Khabib on Fight Island in June, it all but sinks Conor's plans.

Ali also tells TMZ Sports ... Khabib also has ZERO interest in fighting Conor because he feels McGregor has not earned the opportunity for a rematch.

"If [Conor] thinks he's gonna sit out and fight the winner [of Gaethje vs. Khabib] ... NO."

"Especially, if Khabib wins. Khabib said no. [Conor] needs more wins."

Ali added, "The UFC is not boxing. The best will fight the best and at this point [Justin and Khabib are] the two best guys."

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Ali runnin' shit now. Best manager in the business, period.

That is the right choice to make. Conor hasn't won a fight since 2016. Despite all his gifted title shots, Conor has never defended a belt in his life. Just because Donald fainted like a goat live on satellite TV doesn't mean Conor is in the mix for a title shot.

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Fuck Ali.

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Terrorist rat

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Nytron - 

Ali runnin' shit now. Best manager in the business, period.


That is the right choice to make. Conor hasn't won a fight since 2016. Despite all his gifted title shots, Conor has never defended a belt in his life. Just because Donald fainted like a goat live on satellite TV doesn't mean Conor is in the mix for a title shot.


What makes him the best in your mind?

william795 -

Fuck Ali.

Fuck Conor.

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Long time no see Mr. McTowelie. Hope all is well.

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Nytron - 

Ali runnin' shit now. Best manager in the business, period.

That is the right choice to make. Conor hasn't won a fight since 2016. Despite all his gifted title shots, Conor has never defended a belt in his life. Just because Donald fainted like a goat live on satellite TV doesn't mean Conor is in the mix for a title shot.


What makes him the best in your mind?


Most stacked stable of fighters in combat sports history:

Fighters




Not to mention he gets deals done quickly and gets his fighters PAID.

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Nytron -

Ali runnin' shit now. Best manager in the business, period.


That is the right choice to make. Conor hasn't won a fight since 2016. Despite all his gifted title shots, Conor has never defended a belt in his life. Just because Donald fainted like a goat live on satellite TV doesn't mean Conor is in the mix for a title shot.

“Live on satellite tv” lol where in the fuck are you from? 

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ttt

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Nytron -

Ali runnin' shit now. Best manager in the business, period.


That is the right choice to make. Conor hasn't won a fight since 2016. Despite all his gifted title shots, Conor has never defended a belt in his life. Just because Donald fainted like a goat live on satellite TV doesn't mean Conor is in the mix for a title shot.

“Live on satellite tv” lol where in the fuck are you from? 

Aren't PPVs only on DirecTV and Dish? IDK, I only watch via acestreams which is a one step process. No idea how the new ESPN+ bullshit works, sounds like a clusterfuck.

Steven McTowelie -
william795 -

Fuck Ali.

Fuck Conor.

 

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Nytron - 
Ministry of Truth -
Nytron - 

Ali runnin' shit now. Best manager in the business, period.

That is the right choice to make. Conor hasn't won a fight since 2016. Despite all his gifted title shots, Conor has never defended a belt in his life. Just because Donald fainted like a goat live on satellite TV doesn't mean Conor is in the mix for a title shot.


What makes him the best in your mind?


Most stacked stable of fighters in combat sports history:

Fighters




Not to mention he gets deals done quickly and gets his fighters PAID.


Oh yeah. He's the manager who had multiple fighters on the UFC 249 card and which let his fighters sign the controversial waiver.

Ali is living proof there is no god of any sorts in life......

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Say whatever you want about Ali, he has the best stable of fighters anywhere. Theres got to be a reason for that. Plus, if its Team Ali or Team Conor/Dana, all aboard the Ali train.

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touch -

Long time no see Mr. McTowelie. Hope all is well.

Likewise sir.


Hopefully you are staying well.

The UFC makes the matchups. Not Ali. 

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"The UFC makes the matchups"

You spelled Conor wrong

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Well no shit....isnt he Justin's manager too...he gets to double dip and get paid...he may be a terrorist rat but he ain't stupid.

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touch -

"The UFC makes the matchups"


You spelled Conor wrong

Champs come and go. They also get stripped if they don’t fight.  This isn’t new. All this was in place long before Ali was involved with the UFC. Ali talks a lot. But the UFC is a business. That fight is huge. When the time is right, Dana will book Khabib vs Conor. That is if Khabib fights again after Justin beats him. Which is unlikely. Also, I’m skeptical if the Justin fight even happens. With Khabib’s Dad not being well. 

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