Khabib Nurmagomedov threatens to quit UFC in wake of Conor McGregor melee

Silvia Morton
October 12, 2018

UFC president Dana White says he should keep his belt, even if he is banned.

If you decide to fire him, you should know that you'll lose me too.

The Russian president went on to call Russia "one big family" in which "we need to avoid going to extremes or making any jumps". The promotion has already cancelled Tukhugov's upcoming fight with McGregor's training partner Artem Lobov, and it would not be shocking if they tore up his contract too.

"Why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?"

"Don't forget that it was Conor who had hit my another brother first, just check the video", he added.

"I would like to address @ufc", Nurmagomedov said on Instagram.

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"You can keep my money that you are withholding", Nurmagomedov posted on his Instagram account.

"[Nurmagomedov] has to go before the Nevada commission [after his purse from the fight was withheld due to the brawl], and we have to see what's going to happen with Khabib and this whole mess", White told ESPN on Monday. McGregor was confronted by three members of Nurmagomedov's team in the melee but later said he would not press charges. He has also threatened to quit the organization if they decide to fire his compatriot and teammate Zubair Tukhugov. "Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus (at UFC 223's media day) and injured a couple people?" But don't forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video.

His message ended with "fire me, it will be better that way, I think it's more fair that way".

It was that altercation at the fighter hotel which inspired McGregor to show up in New York City and attack a bus which was carrying Nurmagomedov and the red corner fighters. The thing is, Diaz has really nothing to do with the whole thing, except for the fact that he's campaigning to fight Nurmagomedov.

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.

The 32-year-old Russian/Irishman Lobov is expected to face a replacement fighter at the upcoming UFC card in Moncton, Canada, but the identity of his opponent is yet to be announced.

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