How the tables have turned.
Fresh of his crushing victory over Ultimate Fighting Championship golden boy Conor McGregor, undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has threatened to repudiate his contract with the promotion if it follows through on its undertaking to fire members of his team — principally Zubaira Tukhugov — for their involvement in the brawl that broke out after the UFC 229 main event.
In a blistering Instagram post published last week, “The Eagle” criticized the Nevada-based organization for its failure to administer a similar punishment to members of McGregor’s team in April, after they were involved in an infamous assault on a bus carrying Nurmagomedov from the UFC 223 media event. The Dagestani grappler also stated that the UFC could keep his $2M purse — erroneously suggesting the promotion, and not the Nevada Athletic Commission, was withholding it — before ominously stating: “We intend to go to the end.”
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