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Khabib Nurmagomedov Threatens To Quit UFC If Teammate Zubaira Tukhugov Is Fired

In a lengthy, captioned Instagram post, Khabib Nurmagomedov threatened the UFC with talk of quitting if his teammate, Zubara Tukhugov is fired.

Khabib Says He’ll QUIT UFC If His Teammate Is Fired

Nurmagomedov (27-0) is fresh off of a dominating win against Conor McGregor for the lightweight championship last Saturday. The fight spurred an explosion of unpredictable post-fight antics, including an altercation between Tukhugov and McGregor. In his post, he assured that the UFC was at risk of losing him, citing his loyalty to his teammates first.

 

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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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“If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too,” Nurmagomedov said. “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.”

An impassioned Nurmagomedov even suggesting that the punishment be inflicted upon him. “Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought,” he questioned. “If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started. In any case, punish me, [Tukhugov] has nothing to do with that.”

Nurmagomedov even ia willing to sacrifice his purse that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is holding from him, telling the UFC to “keep” his $2 million payout during the investigation.

Tukhugov was set to face McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov in late October, though both sides confirmed that the fight is off. Though the two parties face penalties and potential suspensions for their involvements in the incident, no arrests were made.

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