UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has openly threatened to quit the sport should they fire his team-mate for involvement in scenes that sparked the end of the Russian's win over Conor McGregor. Nurmagomedov jumped from the cage to challenge a member of McGregor's entourage after beating the Irishman to retain his world lightweight title and thus remaining unbeaten since long.
In addition, McGregor fought with his rival's camp and brawls broke out around the venue. Fighter Zubaira Tukhugov was also involved and alleged to have hit McGregor.
Nurmagomedov adds that his compatriot is being punished for his role in events at the Las Vegas on Sunday. He further made it clear that he would stand up to any further sanctions passed on his teammate.
"Decide to fire him, you should know that you'll lose me too," he wrote in an Instagram post. He added: "Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought? 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. Don't forget that it was Conor who had hit my another brother first, just check the video," concluded the 30-year-old.
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