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Khabib Nurmagomedov threatens to leave UFC if Zubaira Tukhugov fired

Khabib Nurmagomedov has threatened to leave the UFC, if the promotion cuts ties with his teammate and rostered featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Nurmagomedov (27-0), who defended his lightweight championship against Conor McGregor in a deeply personal fight at UFC 229 last weekend, told the UFC to "send me my broken contract" if they cut Tukhugov, who was involved in UFC 229's post-fight melee.

"I would like to address UFC," Nurmagomedov wrote. "Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple people?