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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

Floyd Landis: Lance Armstrong whistleblower and ex-doper to set up own team

Floyd Landis rode for US Postal Service alongside Lance Armstrong between 2002 and 2004



The whistleblower at the centre of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal is to make his return to cycling with the launch of his own team.

In 2010 American Floyd Landis, who was himself banned for doping, lifted the lid on former US Postal Service team-mate Armstrong's long-term use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov: Irishman 'here to enjoy' UFC 229


Nurmagomedov started his press conference on time and refused to wait for Conor McGregor to arrive


Conor McGregor vowed to "show who the king is" as he prepares for his UFC comeback against Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The 30-year-old Irishman will return to the Octagon for the first time in almost two years at UFC 229.

Read more: Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov: Irishman 'here to enjoy' UFC 229


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