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Joe Duffy Signs With Controversial MMA Management Company

Joe Duffy Signs With Controversial MMA Management Company

Joe Duffy, the other Irish fighter on the UFC's roster, has revealed that he has signed a deal with management company MMA Dominance.

MMA Dominance is home to big name fighters such as Khabib Nurmagomedov, Frankie Edgar and Cody Garbrandt, so this move should be a positive one for Duffy, whose career has stuttered since he signed for the company in January 2015. The lightweight is 4-2 in the company, having lost by TKO to James Vicks on November 4th of last year.

Though the deal is a good move for Duffy, the agency he is signing to is not without its detractors. President and founder of MMA Dominance, Ali Abdelaziz, is a highly controversial figure in the American MMA scene, despite his status as one of the biggest agents in the sport.

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Abdelaziz, originally from Egypt, had a lot of legal issues in the US in the early 2000s, which included a conviction for the felony misuse of a social security number, for which he served time in prison. He also faced a number of other serious charges which were dropped as part of a plea deal, according to MMA journalist Mike Russell, who has been uncovering the story in the States.

Fans of Duffy expressed their concerns over the fighter joining up with Abdelaziz:

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