Ottman and Abu Bakr Azaitar are the only Moroccans competing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Rabat – Moroccan UFC fighters Ottman Azaitar and Abu Bakr Azaitar paid a visit to American boxing legend Mike Tyson. The fighters met with the boxing legend at Tyson Ranch, a cannabis business owned by Tyson, based in California.
The Moroccan brothers shared pictures with Tyson, holding a Moroccan flag, on their social media profiles.
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The pictures received a total of almost 100,000 likes and hundreds of comments from Moroccan and international fans.
The younger of the two brothers, Ottman, announced his plans to realize projects with Tyson in Morocco.
The Moroccan fighters visited the American boxer for a media day. Tyson hosted a number of UFC champions to announce the creation of “Dominance MMA Management,” a company bringing together the biggest names in mixed martial arts (MMA) in the aim of securing the biggest fights and contracts for them.
Ottman and Abu Bakr are known as the only Moroccans who signed a contract with UFC, the largest MMA promotion company in the world.
Thirty-four-year-old Abu Bakr has a record of 14 wins, one loss, and one draw in his fighting career. He took part in his first fight with UFC on July 22, 2018.
Ottman made his debut with UFC a month ago, on September 7, 2019, and won his first fight with an impressive knock-out.
Mike Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1966. He became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 1986, at age 20.
The fighter lost his title in 1990 and later served three years in prison over rape charges. He subsequently earned further notoriety by biting his opponent Evander Holyfield’s ear during a match in 1997.
Tyson has appeared in several films, including a documentary and a Broadway show on his life.