Khabib Nurmagomedov threatens to leave the UFC if teammate is released

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov issued a strong statement on Thursday addressing the UFC over this past Saturday’s incident at UFC 229.

Below is the statement he posted outlining his grievances with the UFC, a threat to leave the organization if teammate Zubaira Tukhugov is fired and willing to forfeit his $2 million purse that has been withheld since Saturday’s post-fight brawl at UFC 229:

I would like to address @ufc
Why didn’t you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?

Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started.

In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that.
If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video.

if you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I’ll break it myself.

And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end.

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Can’t find a single flaw in this argument. Khabib is 100% within his right to feel the way he feels about Conor starting this and the hypocrisy at play here.


Damn, that’s a good line by Khabib, you know Rockhold didn’t write that for him.

For those who don’t know, the only UFC contracted fighter who was at the bus incident with Conor was Artem Lobov, and he pretty much just stood there looking horrified, so that’s why Conors teamates didn’t receive punishment (besides Artem losing his fight). Whatever happens here, Khabib looks like a badass though.

Also, you just know Paul Daley is somewhere shaking his head.

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Is he saying, “wheres my money” or “keep the money”.

Major respect points if it’s the latter.

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He’s saying keep the money and choke on it lol.

I love how he’s content with everything. His actions have consequences and he accepts it.

Sorry Khabib the people will throw things

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The real Bad Boy.

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Khabib is everything Conner wants everybody to think he is.