Businessman explains Islam Makhachev's anger at Dustin Poirier before UFC 302

According to Ali Abdelaziz, cultural differences between Makhachev and Poirier created misunderstanding


Faced between Makhachev and Poirier before the UFC 302 (Photo: Instagram)

If in most of the interviews that preceded the lightweight belt dispute (up to 70,3 kg), the atmosphere was one of respect and cordiality between Islam makhachev e Dustin poirier, the first meeting between the two, after the press conference last Thursday (30) was the complete opposite, with an exchange of insults and the need for security guards to break up the confusion.

In an interview with 'MMA Fighting', Ali Abdelaziz, manager of Islam makhachev, blamed the cultural difference between North American Dustin poirier and the Russian for what he defined as a 'misunderstanding' between the two.


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“Honestly, I think it was a misunderstanding. They come from different cultures and he said something that is accepted in American culture, where it is ok to call someone a son of a bitch. With Muslim or Russian guys, you can't use this expression. It's like I'm directly offending their mother. I don't think Dustin poirier may have been malicious, but he angered Islam”, explained the businessman.

Despite the confusion with his client, Ali Abdelaziz once again showed respect for Dustin poirier.


"Dustin poirier he's a nice guy. Khabib auctioned off his shirt for $15 for charity. If Dustin poirier If he wasn't a good guy, Khabib wouldn't do that when they fought. Dustin poirier He's a good guy, a good father and a good man. We respect him, but he's the enemy now, in a competitive way. I don't think you can find two people who don't like Dustin poirier”, Finished.


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