Khabib Nurmagomedov has threatened to quit UFC in an Instagram post in support of one of his teammates.
Zubaira Tukhugov was set to make his comeback this month after a two-year suspension for failing a drugs test in October 2016. But his fight against McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov has been canceled due to Tukhugov’s part in the post-fight brawl that broke out after Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor at UFC 229.
In his post, Nurmagomedov wrote, “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.”
Following his win against McGregor, Nurmagomedov jumped out of the cage in a rage and attacked someone from McGregor’s camp. An all-out brawl ensued, with members of Nurmagomedov’s team attacking McGregor in the octagon. Tukhugov is alleged to have been among them.
Nurmagomedov voiced his dissatisfaction at the treatment of his team, comparing it with the consequences McGregor faced after attacking a UFC bus earlier this year. Nurmagomedov 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?”
After the brawl, Nurmagomedov’s $2 million purse for the fight was withheld, with the Nevada State Athletic Commission scheduling a hearing for October 24. McGregor has received his $3 million paycheck. On this, Nurmagomedov wrote, “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.”
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