After a chaotic event in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White spoke to the media about the chaos following Conor McGregor's UFC 229 defeat.
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Nurmagomedov today posted a message to the UFC brasses on his Instagram message. His key point: if the UFC fires his teammates, especially Zubaira Tukhugov, for their roles in the fray after the fight, Nurmagomedov is ready to go with them.
"If you think I'll be quiet, then you're wrong", wrote Nurmagomedov in his post. "If you decide to fire him, you should know that you will lose me too.We never abandon our brothers in Russia and I will eventually go to my brother.If you still decide to fire him, do not forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I will break it myself. "
Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) presented Conor McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) in the fourth round of the main event UFC 229 to keep the light title last Saturday . After the fight is over, he climbed over the fence and reached the crowd to look for one of McGregor's teammates, Dillon Danis. While that was happening outside the cage, another body was happening inside the cage when some of Nurmagomedov's teammates, including Tukhugov, came over the fence and entered it with McGregor.
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The video footage of all kinds of angles shows that McGregor makes a jump on the fence, but then gets hit from behind. UFC President Dana White called the "disgusting" incident, the Nevada State Athletic Commission initiated an immediate investigation and also withheld the $ 2 million Nuragomedov payday. McGregor's pay was not withheld. Reportedly, UFC 229 broke the record of the pay-per-view purchases of the promotion with estimates of about 2.4 million.
The blame was all over the world for the post-fight brawl. Some say that McGregor should be criticized for his extreme rubbish speech in the accumulation of the struggle. Some say that Danis at the cageid insulted the Islamic faith of Nurmagomedov, prompting him to bypass the fence in the first place.
And no one forgot when the whole beef started in April, when McGregor arrived in Brooklyn with a crew of people and attacked a bus full of fighters and UFC 223 teams – including Nurmagomedov and his team. McGregor threw a metal cart in a window of the bus, and the shattered glass wounded two fighters and led to the cancellation of two UFC fights 223. McGregor was arrested, jailed and finally pleaded guilty to minor charges that detained him from further jail.
But the greatest salvation in this dispute was perhaps just disembarked by Nurmagomedov, seeing as it is the light champion and substantially threatened to abandon the defending organization of not only Tukhugov, but, he said, the & rsquo; honor of his people and his culture.
UFC 229 was held Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card was aired on pay-per-view after prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.