Khabib Threatens To Quit If Teammate Is Fired

The aftermath of the UFC 229 brawl continues to roll out, as Khabib Nurmagomedov has come out to blast the UFC for punishing his “brothers.”

On Thursday, the UFC lightweight champion would call out the UFC for not taking more action against Conor McGregor for his UFC 223 bus attack, which saw numerous injuries and the card being re-booked around the incident, even though the UFC allowed the legal process to take place and let the courts decide McGregor’s fate.

Nurmagomedov has told the organization to punish him and not his teammates, and if they look to fire fellow UFC fighter Zubaria Tukhugov for his blindside attack on McGregor, they should expect him to walk out from the company with him.

“In any case, punish me,” Nurmagomedov stated on his Instagram in both English and Russian. “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.”

Nurmagomedov would also tell the UFC to keep his $2 million pay for the event, which is being withheld by the Nevada Athletic Commission due to his role in the brawl. “And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding,” claimed the lightweight champion. “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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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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