Haji Aliyev also spoke about the meetings with Armenian wrestlers in which he won. He stated that he thinks only about the victory while meeting with Armenian athletes: "Whether they are weak or strong, you do not want to lose the game with Armenians. You do your best to defeat. It is true that you do not refrain. However, the athlete in front of you is your enemy. You want to win over them. The athletes who defeated them know this feeling well."
Haji Aliyev won the gold medal in the European Championships held in Vantaa, Finland this year and at the World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in the men's 61 kg-weight category.