Abdelaziz charged with battery in incident with rival manager

October 14, 2019

There were fireworks backstage at the PFL Playoff event on Friday night as MMA managers were involved in altercation and police have charged Ali Abdelaziz.

Abdelaziz and Abe Kawa were involved with the police report (obtained by MMA Junkie) stating that Abdelaziz struck Kawa in the face with a closed fist. Kawa states in the report that Abdelaziz approached him stating he needed to speak with him and then struck him in the face “for no reason.”

Two on duty officers time witnessed the altercation as well as Kawa’s fiancée who corroborated the incident observed by the officers.

Payout Perspective:

Abdelaziz, already a controversial figure, has caused another problem which will likely lead to a criminal and possibly civil charge. While its clear that there may be a reason for the dust-up, its unprofessional and rather stupid considering the area that the incident happened was a VIP area where police officers were monitoring. There’s no word on why the managers were squabbling or why Abdelaziz believed he needed to strike Kawa. The two have vast stables of fighters and one has to wonder if something like this would impact their decision to stay with them.

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