"But if they attack us from the outside, of course, not just you - all of us can jump in such a way, they won't know what hit them", said Putin, nevertheless cautioning Nurmagomedov that "it's better not to take things so far". We have defended our honour and this is the most important thing. In any case, punish me, (Tukhugov) has nothing to do with that.
While Khabib started the post-fight brawls, McGregor started the hate between the two by attacking Khabib's bus and insulting his religion, among other aspects of his life.
He added: "Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought?"
"[Nurmagomedov] has to go before the Nevada commission [after his purse from the fight was withheld due to the brawl], and we have to see what's going to happen with Khabib and this whole mess", White told ESPN on Monday.
Nurmagomedov has insisted that he will refuse to fight for the UFC again if Tukhugov is cut, while Lobov is still keen on the settling the differences between the teams in the Octagon, a scenario which has been appreciated by light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
"Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people?"
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He then vowed to quit if his brother was sacked, and explained that he didn't care about whether or not he was paid: "If you decide to fire him, you should know that you'll lose me too".
Khabib has since been given the belt to indicate his victory. We have defended our honour and this is the most important thing.
Tukhugov (18-4), a featherweight, was set to fight McGregor teammate Artem Lobov later this month.
Nurmagomedov is now awaiting his punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission who have already withheld his $2M fight purse. Rockhold also said that based McGregor's performance on Saturday night the Irishman shouldn't be given an immediate rematch as it was a very one sided fight.
The NSAC is expected to file complaints on Nurmagomedov and McGregor for their roles in the incident.