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Ali Abdelaziz believes that Aaron Pico can be better than Khabib and Usman

LockerRoom Team
15 April 2022

Ali Abdelaziz is a name that needs no introduction in the MMA circle. He is someone that has managed a long list of champions including the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman, Frankie Edgar among others.

Recently in his interview with ESPN MMA, Ali noted that there is a talent in Bellator MMA that could be better than all the fighters that he has managed so far.

"Aaron Pico. He's Top-2 or 3 at 145-lbs today. In the gym, I see Aaron Pico play with UFC champions in the gym, play with them, you know. He's the best talent I've ever seen, and I managed Kamaru Usman, [Khabib Nurmagomedov], [Islam Makhachev]. Aaron Pico and Umar Nurmagomedov, are the best talent at this age I saw in my life. Some of the things these guys do, I never see anybody do. You understand?,” Ali noted (h/t Sportskeeda).

The 25-year-old Aaron Pico has a professional record of 9-3 to his name and fights out of Jackson's Wink. He made his professional MMA debut back in 2017 with a loss against Zach Freeman but went on to build a four-fight winning streak after this.

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After suffering two back-to-back losses in the fights that followed, Pico is currently on a five-fight winning streak with his most recent win coming at Bellator 271: Cyborg vs. Kavanagh where Pico defeated Justin Gonzales via a unanimous decision.

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What do you think the future holds for Aaron Pico? Can he be better than Khabib Nurmagomedov and Kamaru Usman? Let us know in the comments below.


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