Khabib threatens to quit the UFC in wake of UFC 229 melee

Khabib threatens to quit the UFC in wake of UFC 229 melee

The Russian has delivered a threat to the UFC brass.

By John Balfe - 11 Oct 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov has threatened to quit the Ultimate Fighting Championship if the promotion decides to take action against the Russian’s teammate Zubaira Tukhogov, a fighter under UFC contract who entered the cage following the conclusion of the UFC 229 main event and struck Conor McGregor.

Tukhugov is set to face McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov in the co-main event of UFC Moncton later this month but his status as a contracted member of the UFC roster is under threat following his actions in Las Vegas last weekend.

Nurmagomedov also states that the Nevada Athletic Commission can “keep” the purse that they have withheld from him following the event.

Nurmagomedov has backed his training partner, saying that he will walk away from the UFC if they decide to discipline him. Given that Nurmagomedov is under exclusive contract with the promotion, any refusal to fight for the UFC would essentially translate to retirement.

 

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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. #Brothers

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“I would like to address @ufc,” he wrote.

“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, @zubairatukhugovhas 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.
#Brothers

 

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