That time Ali Abdelaziz tried to kill my first big Kadyrov story
Karim Zidan looks back on some of the threats he faced from MMA’s infamous manager.
On October 10, 2015, news broke that Fabricio Werdum—the Brazilian fighter who at the time was the UFC heavyweight champion—had partnered with Ramzan Kadyrov, the brutal warlord at the helm of Russia’s Chechnya region.
The Brazilian had signed an affiliation agreement with Kadyrov’s personal MMA fight club, Akhmat MMA. His deal consisted of frequent vi…