Khabib’s $2 Million Earnings Withheld And Could Be Stripped Of UFC Title
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $2 million purse has been withheld and he may now be stripped of his UFC title.
Nurmagomedov’s team began an altercation after the UFC 229 fight in Las Vegas, which started with Nurmagomedov leaping out of the octagon to fight Conor McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis after his victory.
Meanwhile, his crew member Abubakar Nurmagomedov entered the octagon to fight the defeated McGregor. It is thought this incident may have damaged the champ’s blossoming career.
If Nurmagomedov is suspended, his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title could well be taken from him. He also faces potential fines.
As reported by The Independent, UFC president Dana White made the following comments to press when asked about the potential for Nurmagomedov to be stripped of his title:
We’ll see. The NSAC is going to hand down some type of fine or suspension, we’ll see. I don’t know. If he gets suspended, it depends how long it is but yeah he will probably get stripped if it’s a long suspension.
Speaking at a post-match press conference, Nurmagomedov apologised for his behaviour:
I want to say sorry to the athletic commission, sorry to Vegas. I know this is not my best side,” he explained.
I don’t understand how people can say I jumped on the cage. He talked about my religion, my family, he came to Brooklyn and could have killed people on the bus.
Why are we talking about me climbing on the cage? My father taught me to be respectful. Today, he tapped, the belt is here, undisputed, undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion. This is a respectful sport, not a trash-talking sport.
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