Khabib Nurmagomedov Says He’ll Quit The UFC If They Fire His Teammate

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Image Source: Zubaira Tukhugov via Instagram

However you feel about his out-of-the-cage brawl last Saturday, you can hardly deny that Khabib Nurmagomedov backs up his words with actions. That’s probably why his latest social media post has caused a lot of chatter.

In the post, Nurmagomedov questioned the UFC’s treatment of the now-infamous Conor McGregor bus incident compared to how they were treating his assault on Dillon Danis and the subsequent melee that ensued. He also expressed discontent with the organization taking his teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov, off an upcoming card for his role in the fight. Nurmagomedov said that if the UFC released Tukhugov for being a part of the fight, Nurmagomedov would break his contract with the organization and quit.

See the full statement below:

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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
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

Nurmagomedov, who is Mulsim, has claimed that Danis had been yelling insults about his religion, which prompted the lightweight champion to climb out of the cage after his win against McGregor and leap into the crowd to fight him. In an Instagram story today, however, Danis denied the accusation:

The Jiu-Jitsu Times will continue to provide updates on this story as they become available.

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