Khabib Nurmagomedov is arguably the most talked about athlete in the world this past week. After his victory over Irishman Conor McGregor at UFC 229, he went out of his way to even the odds after Conor’s bus attack this summer. He spoke more about it via this Instagram post:
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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 I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. 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. 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, don’t 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 won’t 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
Khabib and McGregor are in the middle of a meager 10-day suspension that started this Monday.
Showing no fear and giving no fucks, Khabib made a tweet that implied WWE has made him an offer after his threat above to quit UFC.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 12, 2018
His last hashtag, #fakefights” shows that Khabib is clearly ahead of everyone else in knowing that WWE’s fights are not legitimate bouts of combat.
He also hashtags “Smash Lesnar,” signifying that he wants a piece of Brock. Brock Lesnar has about 5 inches and 130 lbs on Nurmagomedov, so that fight likely wouldn’t happen in the UFC due to division restrictions. But more power to Khabib for showing no fear, as he likes to do.
It’s likely just meant to stir up drama within the UFC, but it’s a fun one.
Braden Jackson – @Dembrae