Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov threatened to leave the UFC on Thursday if the MMA promoters fire teammate Zubaira Tukhugov for striking Conor McGregor in a post-fight melee Saturday. After the victory, Nurmagomedov climbed out of the Octagon and went into the crowd to attack a member of McGregor’s entourage who had been heckling him throughout the fight. Nurmagomedov told the UFC in no uncertain terms that any move to cut ties with Tukhugov would see him follow his teammate away from the UFC. “We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. ” UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia carries his champions belt as he is escorted by fans upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018.
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