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Khabib Nurmagomedov threatens to quit UFC if Zubaira Tukhugov is banned for attacking Conor McGregor

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has threatened to quit UFC if Zubaira Tukhugov is punished for punching Conor McGregor in the aftermath of their fight at UFC 229.

Nurmagomedov beat McGregor by submission in the fourth round but the victory was marred by a brawl involving both camps.

The Russian fighter jumped over the octagon fence to attack McGregors training partner Dillon Danis, while inside the octagon McGregor was punched in the back of the head by Tukhugov, a UFC featherweight and a member of Nurmagomedovs team.

UFC president Dana White has vowed that Tukhugov will never fight on a UFC card again following his attack on McGregor.

The guys who jumped in will never fight here again, said White.

Ive been working hard to promote this sport, this is not what a mixed martial arts event is normally like.

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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 Ill keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubairas fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But dont 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 youll 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, dont 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 wont 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

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But Nurmagomedov insists he will leave UFC if Tukhugov is unable to compete.

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Nurmagomedov posted on Instagram: I would like to address UFC. Why didnt 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.

Nurmagomedov beat McGregor via submission at UFC 229 (Getty Images)

In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that.

If you think that Ill keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubairas fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But dont 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 youll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother.

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If you still decide to fire him, dont forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise Ill break it myself.

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And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding.

You are pretty busy with that, I hope it wont 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.

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