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Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC fighter threatens to quit UFC in support of team-mate

Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor last weekend

 

UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has threatened to quit the sport should they fire a team-mate for his role in scenes that marred the end of the Russian's win over Conor McGregor.

Nurmagomedov leapt from the octagon to challenge a member of McGregor's entourage after beating the Irishman to retain his world lightweight title.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Conor McGregor: Russian 'has to be suspended'


Khabib Nurmagomedov 'sorry' after post-Conor McGregor fight brawl



Khabib Nurmagomedov "has to be suspended" and stripped of his belt for the violent scenes after his win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, according to former UFC title contender Dan Hardy.

Nurmagomedov leapt from the octagon and fought a member of McGregor's team, while the Irishman had a bust-up with some of the Russian's entourage.

Read more: Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Conor McGregor: Russian 'has to be suspended'

UFC 229: Conor McGregor loses to Khabib Nurmagomedov amid ugly scenes

Khabib Nurmagomedov was escorted from the arena by police




Ugly scenes marred UFC 229 as lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov began a brawl by the octagon after beating Conor McGregor.

Seconds after landing a fourth-round submission, the Russian vaulted the cage and headed towards Irishman McGregor's team, prompting a melee.

Read more: UFC 229: Conor McGregor loses to Khabib Nurmagomedov amid ugly scenes

Asian Games 2018: Precious gold glitters for Son, Bahraini claims sprint double

South Korea's Lee Seung-woo (right) celebrates his goal with teammate Son Heung-min after scoring during the men's semi-final football match against Vietnam. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)



JAKARTA: South Korea's Son Heung-min moved just 90 minutes away from the gold medal that would spare him military service on Wednesday (Aug 29) as Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong completed a rare sprint double at the Asian Games.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son played a captain's role as Korea beat Vietnam 3-1 to reach the men's football final against Japan - his last chance for a title that would exempt from a career-threatening, 21-month military stint.

Read more: Asian Games 2018: Precious gold glitters for Son, Bahraini claims sprint double


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