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UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been receiving tons of backlash as well as praise, but also pressure following his actions after beating Conor McGregor on Saturday (Oct. 6).
The brawl has been one of the biggest headlines in sports in the past week, and UFC president is currently undergoing pressure about the type of punishment he will lay on Khabib after juming out of the octogon to attack one of McGregor’s trainers.
In a lengthy Instagram post, he questions why McGregor wasn’t punished after throwing a dolly at a bus carrying UFC fighters, hurting several that were on the bus. He also questions why anyone on his team would be punished, although they too attacked McGregor during the melee.
Khabib also isn’t worried about getting any of the money as he addressed that issue at the end of his message.
“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.”
See his full comments 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