Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

‘Keep my money’: Khabib threatens to quit UFC

Vladimir Putin hails Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC win during meeting Putin Congratulates Nurmagomedov After McGregor Win, Issues Veiled Warning
Sidney Guerrero | 11 October, 2018, 22:26

Khabib Nurmagomedov silenced his critics last week after he defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229 to retain his UFC Lightweight Championship.

Nurmagomedov was due to receive $2 million for his fight against McGregor, but the Nevada Athletic Commission is withholding his salary pending an investigation into the post-fight brawls.

"I will ask your dad not to punish you harshly", the president told the 30-year-old fighter from the mainly Muslim Dagestan region, adding that "you won worthily and convincingly".

"In a family anything can happen, (but) we never allow ourselves to go beyond certain limits", Putin said.

"(I) f you decide to fire him, you should know that you'll lose me too", Nurmagomedov wrote on Instagram.

After the fight, the champion jumped into the crowd to confront McGregor's teammate, Bellator MMA fighter Dillon Danis who had been antagonizing him from cageside.

To Nurmagomedov's ears - and a lot of other people's, as well - that sounded like UFC featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov, a teammate of Nurmagomedov's, may be on his way to the banned list.

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Nurmagomedov stole headlines around the world after he leapt out of the cage towards his opponent's entourage and incited a massive brawl inside the stadium.

The NSAC is expected to file complaints on Nurmagomedov and McGregor for their roles in the incident. "But don't forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video".

Even Khabib's dad, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, was not impressed with what he saw his son do in the aftermath, saying that the outside of the octagon is the "border of civilians where there are children, women and strangers". "If you still decide to fire him, don't forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I will break it myself". 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".

But as part of his social media rant, Nurmagomedov also made a pretty solid point: Why didn't the UFC fire anyone over McGregor's bus attack in April?

As of mid-morning Thursday, UFC had not responded to Nurmagomedov's Instagram post. Three of the Russian's team were arrested and later released.

"I'm not too familiar with the guy McGregor was fighting, but I know the guy he was facing was undefeated", Mayweather told ITP Live, as quoted by Boxing Scene.

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