Vladimir Putin asks Khabib Nurmagomedov's father to go easy

Annette Crawford
October 11, 2018

Now he's on to mitigating the consequences - and not just for himself. UFC president Dana White immediately cancelled his fight with Artem Lobov at UFC Moncton and then stated multiple times that anyone involved in the incident would have their UFC contract terminated. Once the fighter gets into the details about fellow fighter Zubaira Tukhugov, things get juicy. Meanwhile, members of Nurmagomedov's team, including Tukhugov, entered the octagon to engage with McGregor.

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Thursday issued a statement addressing the UFC, threatening to break his contract and forfeit the $2 million paycheck that is being withheld. We never give up on our brothers in Russian Federation and I will go to the end for my Brother. 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.

So far you could maybe write the whole thing off as bluster.

Even Khabib's dad, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, was not impressed with what he saw his son do in the aftermath, saying that the outside of the octagon is the "border of civilians where there are children, women and strangers". Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people?

The Russian strongman appeared on state television meeting the fighter, who defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title against Conor McGregor on Saturday, along with his father.

We mostly know the answers to these questions.

The altercation with Lobov led to McGregor attacking a bus full of UFC athletes and staff. That's because the company's only real interest was in getting McGregor back in the cage so it could get back to making tons of money off him.

"The fight is cancelled due to the riots at UFC 229". Nurmagomedov's wrestling proved too good for the Irishman, who was taken down with relative ease and controlled throughout the fight before being caught in a fourth-round neck crank. How are we supposed to interpret it as anything but an egregiously uneven application of justice, with consequences determined not by what you do but by how much you're worth to the UFC? Other fighters have already been banned from the UFC for less than what both McGregor and Nurmagomedov have done.

Should Khabib fight McGregor again?

Now the UFC has a tough choice to make.

The brawl also featured two men from Nurmagomedov's entourage climbing into the cage and attacking McGregor.

"If we are attacked from the outside, not only you, we could all jump in such a way. there could be hell to pay", he added (via RT).

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

Discuss This Article