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Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Threatening To Leave UFC If They Punish His Team

By now everyone on the planet has seen the clips: After tapping out Conor McGregor at UFC 229, champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vaults the cage and jumps into the audience to scrap. And while Khabib is throwing down, his teammates leap into the cage to throw knuckles at McGregor.

It goes without saying that there are some parties that deserve punishment for their actions. No doubt the Nevada State Athletic Commission is going to drop the hammer – they’re still holding on to Khabib’s paycheck.

But the UFC is punishing Zubaira Tukhugov, who punched Conor and was supposed to face Artem Lobov at the next UFC Fight Night.

Khabib is having none of that. The Dagestani champ says that if the UFC punishes his teammates for the fracas, then he’s quitting the organization.

Yikes!

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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

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Threatening To Leave UFC If They Punish His Team

By now everyone on the planet has seen the clips: After tapping out Conor McGregor at UFC 229, champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vaults the cage and jumps into the audience to scrap. And while Khabib is throwing down, his teammates leap into the cage to throw knuckles at McGregor.

It goes without saying that there are some parties that deserve punishment for their actions. No doubt the Nevada State Athletic Commission is going to drop the hammer – they’re still holding on to Khabib’s paycheck.

But the UFC is punishing Zubaira Tukhugov, who punched Conor and was supposed to face Artem Lobov at the next UFC Fight Night.

Khabib is having none of that. The Dagestani champ says that if the UFC punishes his teammates for the fracas, then he’s quitting the organization.

Yikes!

Here’s the 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

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Threatening To Leave UFC If They Punish His Team

By now everyone on the planet has seen the clips: After tapping out Conor McGregor at UFC 229, champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vaults the cage and jumps into the audience to scrap. And while Khabib is throwing down, his teammates leap into the cage to throw knuckles at McGregor.

It goes without saying that there are some parties that deserve punishment for their actions. No doubt the Nevada State Athletic Commission is going to drop the hammer – they’re still holding on to Khabib’s paycheck.

But the UFC is punishing Zubaira Tukhugov, who punched Conor and was supposed to face Artem Lobov at the next UFC Fight Night.

Khabib is having none of that. The Dagestani champ says that if the UFC punishes his teammates for the fracas, then he’s quitting the organization.

Yikes!

Here’s the 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

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Threatening To Leave UFC If They Punish His Team

By now everyone on the planet has seen the clips: After tapping out Conor McGregor at UFC 229, champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vaults the cage and jumps into the audience to scrap. And while Khabib is throwing down, his teammates leap into the cage to throw knuckles at McGregor.

It goes without saying that there are some parties that deserve punishment for their actions. No doubt the Nevada State Athletic Commission is going to drop the hammer – they’re still holding on to Khabib’s paycheck.

But the UFC is punishing Zubaira Tukhugov, who punched Conor and was supposed to face Artem Lobov at the next UFC Fight Night.

Khabib is having none of that. The Dagestani champ says that if the UFC punishes his teammates for the fracas, then he’s quitting the organization.

Yikes!

Here’s the Instagram post:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

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

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Threatening To Leave UFC If They Punish His Team

By now everyone on the planet has seen the clips: After tapping out Conor McGregor at UFC 229, champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vaults the cage and jumps into the audience to scrap. And while Khabib is throwing down, his teammates leap into the cage to throw knuckles at McGregor.

It goes without saying that there are some parties that deserve punishment for their actions. No doubt the Nevada State Athletic Commission is going to drop the hammer – they’re still holding on to Khabib’s paycheck.

But the UFC is punishing Zubaira Tukhugov, who punched Conor and was supposed to face Artem Lobov at the next UFC Fight Night.

Khabib is having none of that. The Dagestani champ says that if the UFC punishes his teammates for the fracas, then he’s quitting the organization.

Yikes!

Here’s the Instagram post:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

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

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Threatening To Leave UFC If They Punish His Team

By now everyone on the planet has seen the clips: After tapping out Conor McGregor at UFC 229, champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vaults the cage and jumps into the audience to scrap. And while Khabib is throwing down, his teammates leap into the cage to throw knuckles at McGregor.

It goes without saying that there are some parties that deserve punishment for their actions. No doubt the Nevada State Athletic Commission is going to drop the hammer – they’re still holding on to Khabib’s paycheck.

But the UFC is punishing Zubaira Tukhugov, who punched Conor and was supposed to face Artem Lobov at the next UFC Fight Night.

Khabib is having none of that. The Dagestani champ says that if the UFC punishes his teammates for the fracas, then he’s quitting the organization.

Yikes!

Here’s the Instagram post:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

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

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Threatening To Leave UFC If They Punish His Team

By now everyone on the planet has seen the clips: After tapping out Conor McGregor at UFC 229, champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vaults the cage and jumps into the audience to scrap. And while Khabib is throwing down, his teammates leap into the cage to throw knuckles at McGregor.

It goes without saying that there are some parties that deserve punishment for their actions. No doubt the Nevada State Athletic Commission is going to drop the hammer – they’re still holding on to Khabib’s paycheck.

But the UFC is punishing Zubaira Tukhugov, who punched Conor and was supposed to face Artem Lobov at the next UFC Fight Night.

Khabib is having none of that. The Dagestani champ says that if the UFC punishes his teammates for the fracas, then he’s quitting the organization.

Yikes!

Here’s the Instagram post:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

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

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UFC President Dana White Will Continue to Criticize His Fighters’ Performances ‘If They Deserve It’

It might not come as a surprise to hear that Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White doesn’t intend to hold back his criticism of fighters if he feels it is warranted. White is a unique character in that he is the public figurehead of the largest MMA promotion in the world but at times finds himself at loggerheads with fighters on a raft of issues including weight cutting, performance inside the Octagon or a fighter’s personal life.
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Midnight Mania! Diaz on Khabib-McGregor: They Are ‘Both My Little B*tches’

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Nate Diaz did not take the McGregor-Khabib announcement well. Perhaps he wanted to be fighting on that card.

He elaborated further in the above video, stating he isn’t certain he will be fighting Dustin Poirier on the stacked UFC 230 card in Brooklyn. He detailed why, explaining his frustrations with the UFC, who he feels have been underpromoting and misrepresenting him. Diaz claimed he was dealing with a lawsuit that he said made him ineligible to fight, and denied he had ever turned down a bout. He seemed open to continue with the Poirier fight, but said the UFC had better ‘overpromote’ him to make up for their past transgressions.

When asked who he was picking between Nurmagomedov and McGregor, Diaz showed his finest form, scornful dismissal.

I whipped ones’ ass, and I slapped the f*** out of the other one. so they’re both my little bitches. That’s who I got.

Interviewer: You slapped Khabib?

Diaz: F***, Right in his face, he didn’t do shit. Scared for his life, him and all his Russian friends. From a third-world country? I’m from Stockton. He got his ass slapped, blap, didn’t do shit. All their eyes lit up. They’re all pussies.

TMZ: You want the winner?

Diaz: I am the winner.

Dustin Poirier, Nate Diaz’ opponent in the co-main event of UFC 230, poked some fun at Diaz’ reaction to the Nurmagomedov-McGregor announcement.

Let’s hope they are fighting. UFC 230 will be better with them on the card.


Insomnia

Rafael Dos Anjos tried to get in on the joke and Nate Diaz shut him down- but RDA wasn’t done

Only spoiled kids talk like this to their parents.

Okay

Cokeheads recognize… never mind.

Poor Gokhan Saki

Throwback to Khabib first calling out Conor McGregor in Madison Square Garden after wrecking Michael Johnson.

Platinum Sage Northcutt thinks someone might die- just like Platinum Mike Perry once said!

Israel Adesanya spotted UFC 230 opponent Derek Brunson across the bar and proceeded to talk a whole lot of shit.

Then Derek Brunson calls Israel Adesanya a whole snack for some reason.

Strikeforce’s Scott Coker had an interesting proposal for Tito Ortiz in 2009 that never came to fruition

Darren Till towering over an amused Tyron Woodley

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Darren Till and Mike Perry have become friends after calling each other out on Twitter, and it’s a Fight Pass reality show waiting to happen.

Few rounds getting beat up by @platinummikeperry

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Forbes featured an article by economist Paul Gift that detailed the latest of the UFC’s side of the depositions in the anti-trust case, which they are hoping gets thrown out at summary judgement. This drew commentary from Project Spearhead’s Leslie Smith. The Reebok deal has been a bad one for the fighters, who saw their ability to generate independent revenue cut dramatically, by up to 90% in some cases.

It was, however, important for the UFC’s brand appeal to mainstream media.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This is the funniest knockdown I’ve seen in a while

Submission

This guy drops people dead


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UFC Fight Night 134 Primer: Cherish These Shogun Rua Moments, For They Are Fleeting

Rickety old Brazilian beach shack Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will hobble his way into the Octagon this weekend, with ancient fighter headlining UFC Fight Night 134 opposite Anthony Smith in Hamburg, Germany. Since Germany hasn’t exactly set the MMA world on fire in terms of star athletes, and there is only so much Nick Hein to go around, the good people at the UFC have dusted off the former PRIDE FC star-turned-former UFC champ and called him up for action.

And given that Smith has a propensity for banging it out on the feet – which has always been Shogun’s bread and butter – Sunday’s event could be another chance to get a glimpse of the Shogun of old. Or not. Maybe the Brazilian will get clobbered, because his body began falling apart about eight years ago, and why retire because of something like that?

Savor these moments.

Shogun has managed to find wins in his last three fights, with the UFC wisely pitting him against foes who pose only a marginal threat to his well-being. But these moments are inevitably fleeting.

Remember his battle with Lil’ Nog? Dan Henderson? Those hotly-contested fistfights may have cemented Shogun’s reputation as the man who will keep fighting when there’s nothing left, but they take a toll.

The clock is ticking. And soon Shogun will be white-haired Brazilian dude shouting Portuguese from a wheelchair at cageside.

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