Khabib Nurmagomedov Threatens To Leave UFC If His Teammate Is Released

Vladimir Putin hails Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC win during meeting

Putin Congratulates Nurmagomedov After McGregor Win, Issues Veiled Warning

Khabib Nurmagomedov has threatened to quit the UFC if his teammate is fired following the brawl that took place after UFC 229.

Nurmagomedov's brutal submission victory over Ireland's McGregor on Saturday was followed by fights breaking out in and around the cage.

"I will ask your dad not to punish you harshly", the president told the 30-year-old fighter from the mainly Muslim Dagestan region, adding that "you won worthily and convincingly".

He went on: "We all understand that it was a provocation and I'm sure your father understands that too".

He then vowed to quit if his brother was sacked, and explained that he didn't care about whether or not he was paid: "If you decide to fire him, you should know that you'll lose me too". If you think that I'll keep silent then you are mistaken.

After the fight, the champion jumped into the crowd to confront McGregor's teammate, Bellator MMA fighter Dillon Danis who had been antagonizing him from cageside. 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. Once the fighter gets into the details about fellow fighter Zubaira Tukhugov, things get juicy.

Also, no matter how mad he might be if Tukhugov is fired, it's not like Nurmagomedov can just resign as UFC champion if he doesn't like how he's being treated - ask Randy Couture. And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding.

The native of Dagestan, Russia, now has his disclosed purse of $2 million withheld by the Nevada State Athletic Commission pending an investigation and told UFC to keep the money should it discipline Tukhugov. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won't get stuck in your throat. A quick review of the video shows a guy who looks an terrible lot like him jumping into the cage shortly after Nurmagomedov had jumped out, and it sure looked like it was Tukhugov who took a swipe at McGregor in the ensuing fracas.

But as part of his social media rant, Nurmagomedov also made a pretty solid point: Why didn't the UFC fire anyone over McGregor's bus attack in April?

"We have defended our honour and this is the most important thing". UFC president Dana White immediately cancelled his fight with Artem Lobov at UFC Moncton and then stated multiple times that anyone involved in the incident would have their UFC contract terminated. We intend to go to the end. Though now that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is involved, they may be forced to show some form of retribution or face further scrutiny.

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