UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov leaped out of the octagon after submitting Conor McGregor on Saturday. The reigning champion then attacked the Ireland native’s teammate Dillon Danis.
The incident sparked a massive brawl between the training camps of the two fighters. During the fracas, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammate Zubaira Tukhugov was seen allegedly leaping into the octagon and attacking Conor McGregor.
The UFC has since decided to ban Zubaira Tukhugov from the promotion. The fighter’s upcoming match up against Artem Lobov at UFC Moncton has since been cancelled.
Taking to Instagram, Khabib Nurmagomedov has since issued an ultimatum to the UFC concerning a demand for his teammate’s reinstatement into the promotion.
“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”
In a series of tweets, fellow American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate and two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier has since offered his support concerning Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent ultimatum. Check it out down below.
“#1 Dagestan gangsta! @khabib_nurmagomedov is the man! Let em fight @danawhite. @zubairatukhugov vs @rushammer! Manage the riff raff and let these two fight!!!!! Good shit Khabib! #weareaka #iammybrotherskeeper”
“Let em fight man. No one got cut in April!”
“Once again two wrongs. Zub was wrong, Artem at bus was wrong. They hate each other so much. Let em fight!!! And how could y’all not appreciate this level of loyalty for Khabib. It’s crazy. Walk away from millions and the UFC! No1 does that!”