A month after the chaos Ottman Azaitar and his team caused on UFC’s Fight Island, there was a reversal in the case that originally resulted in the UFC firing the Morrocan. Dana White changed the decision he made that way and Azaitar was not fired from the UFC.
Recall, Azaitar was scheduled to fight on Jan. 23 at the UFC 257 event against Matt Frevola, but the fight was canceled just a day before the event. Dana White told what exactly happened, that is, how "Bulldozer" and his team violated the UFC's security protocols.
"The story is actually amazing. He and his team cut the bracelets. Then they gave the bracelet to someone outside of our “bubble,” I honestly don’t know how they did it. " "The man taped the bracelet, walked into the hotel, walked towards the room by crossing over four balconies.
After that, he went into his room, left his bag, changed his clothes, and left. Security tried to stop him and he didn't want to stop. That's it. Azaitar is already gone, he's no longer a UFC fighter, "White said that way.
Now the media has reached the statement of Azaitar's manager Ali Abdelaziz, who confirmed that his fighter was not fired or left USADA's testing program at any time. He actually called it all one big misunderstanding and confirmed that Azaitar is still part of the UFC roster, with thanks to Dana White.
White also confirmed to ESPN that Azaitar will continue his career in the world’s biggest MMA promotion.
The 30-year-old Moroccan, who competes under the German flag, has been undefeated in his professional career so far, that is, he has celebrated in all 13 fights so far.
He entered the Octagon twice, both times finishing the job by knockout. His older brother Abu is also a member of the UFC, but he has not fought for two and a half years and is currently under suspension for failing a doping test.
The two of them normally come from a very wealthy family, and in their youth, they had problems with the law. What exactly happened and how the misunderstanding was discovered after the recording is not known, but we hope we can find out.
Azaitar seems to have apologized for what he did and is aware that he made a mistake. We assume he had a talk with Dana White who forgave him this time. And this mistake could have cost him a lot