As the Nevada State Athletic Commission continues to investigate the now infamous UFC 229 post-fight brawl, Khabib Nurmagomedov recently took to Instagram threatening to quit the organization due to its handling of the incident.
Pointing to the lack of punishment Conor McGregor faced for his bus attack, the Russian fighter notes that he is unhappy that the UFC is looking to dismiss his teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov, who has been suspended for his role in the altercation. Tukhugov, who was scheduled to fight McGregor’s teammate, Artem Lobov, has been identified as the person that jumped into the Octagon and hit McGregor from behind. The UFC’s handling of the altercation is directly tied to the NSAC’s current findings, which is noting the number of charges Tukhugov who attended UFC 229 as a spectator is facing. Finishing up his threat, Nurmagomedov told the UFC to “keep my money that you are withholding,” referring to the $2 million USD purse that the NSAC is holding as the investigation of the incident continues.
Stay tuned for more information as the story develops.
In case you missed it, Conor McGregor has recently expressed his interest in a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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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