In Official Address To His People, Khabib Stands Proudly Behind His Decision To Brawl Team McGregor

Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov shocked the world on Saturday. First, the Dagestan native finished Conor McGregor in dominant fashion inside the octagon. Then, the reigning champion leaped out of the cage and started a fracas among the fight camps. Now “The Eagle” has come forward with a statement.

Khabib Nurmagomedov faced off against Conor McGregor back at UFC 229 on Saturday, Oct. 6. Headlining the fight card live on pay-per-view, Nurmagomedov earned a submission victory over McGregor within the fourth round.

Directly after the fight, “The Eagle” leaped over the cage and began attacking one of Conor McGregor’s teammates. A brawl quickly ensued between McGregor’s and Nurmagomedov’s training camps.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is currently performing an investigation into the matter, having since decided to freeze Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $2 million payday until the matter his sorted out. Speaking to his adoring fans back home, Khabib Nurmagomedov has since come forward with a statement.

A translation of the footage provided above may be viewed here.

“Salamaleikum brothers. Let’s begin, I will talk to you a little because so many people have come.

“I am guessing that you have followed everything that has happened from the very beginning, on the press conference, on the internet, everywhere, so much has happened.

“I asked God only for one thing, so that he would lock me up inside the cage with that *******, I asked god for this every day.

“The first thing that I wanted to prove him, I wanted to show him the difference between our people and his people. Because we all know what a great history we have had, what our ancestors did and what our people have endured. Nothing will break us, nothing. I wanted to demonstrate this inside the cage. I asked God everyday that no one would get injured, that we would both make weight, that we would recover and get locked up inside that cage. Because many things were said outside of the cage.

“I told the UFC, on the 6th of October, when that cage closes, I’m not responsible for my actions any longer. And what happened after the fight, some people are saying that it wasn’t right some say it was right… but you know what I will tell you?

“Eagles do not sit inside a cage! I showed them this! I showed it to him and to his team. The biggest motivation I got from my dear Dagestan and all the supporters who waited for me here at home. Thanks a lot to everyone.

“This victory was needed for our people because there is constantly many unpleasant news shown about our Dagestan. Our people don’t need a lot, we have our religion, our work ethic and patience. The most important thing is that we are together and not divided into different nationalities, the Avars, Darginians and so on I will not be able to name everyone so I will simply say Dagestanians (120 different nationalities live in region of Dagestan alone).

“Thanks a lot. I hope I have lived up to your expectations. Thank you brothers, thank you all for coming. I swear I am even a little bit uncomfortable about having to leave, so many people have come out to support me. Big thank you, this is very flattering for me. Thank you brothers.”

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