Khabib says he will break contract with UFC in case of his friend’s dismissal
The lightweight champion made an official statement to the organization via his Instagram page.
Russian UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov made an official statement to the organization. He was outraged that the sanctions were applied only against his team, while the actions of Conor McGregor and his coaches are ignored. Khabib also expressed indignation over the dismissal of his comrade Zubayra Tuhugov and threatened with breaking a contract with UFC.
“You canceled Zubayra’s fight and want to fire him just because he hit Conor, decpite Conor was the first to hit my other Brother, you can see it on the camera. Just know that if he goes, I’ll go. We don’t give up ours in Russia, and I’ll go to the end for my Brother. And if you decide to fire him, you should send be a broken contract, otherwise I will break it myself,” Nurmagomedov said.
The fighter also added that he does not care about the lost fee, because the main thing for him was to defend his honor.
Recall, October 7, Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor in a battle at UFC 229. After defeating the Irishman with a choke hold, Khabib climbed over the octagon wall to fight with McGregor's sparring partner Dillon Davis. At the same time, his friend, also a UFC fighter, Zubayra Tukhugov, started a fight with Conor McGregor. After that, the head of the organization, Dana White, said that the fighters who had run into the octagon would be fired from the promotion.