Daniel Cormier Reveals Khabib Paying Teammates’ NSAC Fines

Khabib Nurmagomedov is truly loyal to his brothers and teammates. UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier revealed in a recent interview on “The MMA Hour” that, not only is Khabib prepared to sit out until his teammates’ suspensions are also up, but he’ll also be paying their Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) fines (via MMA Fighting): […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is truly loyal to his brothers and teammates.

UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier revealed in a recent interview on “The MMA Hour” that, not only is Khabib prepared to sit out until his teammates’ suspensions are also up, but he’ll also be paying their Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) fines (via MMA Fighting):

“I think that Khabib is doing the most honorable thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” Cormier said. “Not many guys will pay the fine, the 500 grand, also pay the fines of your teammates and brothers. He’s paying their money too. Whatever they fine [Abubakar and Tukhugov], he’s gonna pay it too.

“Those are his brothers. They were acting to help him, I guess. They’re suspended longer, he will sit with them. That’s one thing about those guys and their lifestyle and their community is that they are family at the highest level and what he’s doing is so honorable. Not many people would do that.

“He’s doing it with the idea that even if they take his title, it does not mean more to him than standing next to his brothers. It doesn’t get any better than that. I appreciate it. I do think the fine was steep. Whatever. He also said that he’s not gonna fight there anymore. He’s very firm in his approach, he’s very firm in what he wants to convey to the world.

“I’m very proud of him. I’m proud of the man that Khabib has become from the moment he walked into AKA to who he is today, I’m very proud of him.”

Following his fourth-round submission win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in October, Khabib jumped the Octagon and attacked McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis. This set off a huge brawl between both teams, inside and outside the Octagon.

Khabib was given a nine-month suspension and $500,000 fine for starting the incident. His teammates, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, who attacked Conor McGregor, were suspended for one-year each, and also received $25,000 fines. As for McGregor, he was suspended six months and received a $50,000 fine.

“The Eagle” is expected to sit out until his brothers are also allowed to return to fighting action again. He has also suggested he’s done fighting in Las Vegas.

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Daniel Cormier Reacts To Khabib Paying Teammates’ NSAC Fines

Khabib Nurmagomedov is standing by his teammates in the wake of their Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspensions. The UFC lightweight champ is expected to sit out-of-action until his teammates’ NSAC suspensions are also up. The trio were…

Khabib Nurmagomedov is standing by his teammates in the wake of their Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspensions. The UFC lightweight champ is expected to sit out-of-action until his teammates’ NSAC suspensions are also up. The trio were involved in a post-fight brawl at UFC 229 this past October. Following Nurmagomedov’s submission win over Conor […]

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Dana White Says Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Teammates Deserved Harsh Punishment for UFC 229 Brawl

When it comes to the punishments handed down for the UFC 229 post fight brawl, Dana White has a problem with the financial penalty imposed on Khabib Nurmagomedov but has no problem with the sanctions handed to his teammates. That’s the word from the UF…

When it comes to the punishments handed down for the UFC 229 post fight brawl, Dana White has a problem with the financial penalty imposed on Khabib Nurmagomedov but has no problem with the sanctions handed to his teammates. That’s the word from the UFC president, who addressed the fines and suspensions dished out by […]

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Khabib Doesn’t Have ‘One Gram Of Regret’ For Post-UFC 229 Actions

Khabib Nurmagomedov has no regret for his actions after UFC 229 this past October. Following his fourth-round submission victory over Conor McGregor to retain his UFC lightweight title, things got out of hand for the Russian. He jumped the Octagon, and attacked Team McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis. Khabib’s attack sparked a huge team vs. team […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has no regret for his actions after UFC 229 this past October.

Following his fourth-round submission victory over Conor McGregor to retain his UFC lightweight title, things got out of hand for the Russian. He jumped the Octagon, and attacked Team McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis. Khabib’s attack sparked a huge team vs. team brawl inside and outside of the Octagon. A brawl that nearly involved Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio .

Khabib was recently issued a nine-month suspension and $500,000 fine for his involvement in the shenanigans. However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) offered to reduce his suspension to six months if he participated in an anti-bullying campaign. It’s an offer Khabib has since turned down.

Speaking to Russian channel Match TV, Khabib said he doesn’t have a gram of regret for his actions four months ago in Las Vegas (via Independent UK):

“I’ve had many situations in my life that I regret, you can’t turn back time,’ Nurmagomedov said. “But this is not on the list of things I regret. If the situation happened again 100 times, I would do the same thing 100 times.

“I don’t have a gram of regret about my actions. Some people liked it, some people didn’t. It makes no difference. I did what I wanted to do.”

Khabib’s comments don’t come as much of a surprise. Especially since his manager recently declared that he’s “done” fighting in Las Vegas. “The Eagle” will likely find a regular home fighting in venues such as Madison Square Garden from New York City, or The Forum in California.

It will be interesting to see what the UFC decides to do with Khabib once his suspension is up this summer.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Nearly Landed on Leonardo DiCaprio During UFC 229 Brawl

Khabib Nurmagomedov may have been aiming at Dillon Danis during the UFC 229 post fight brawl but he nearly gave Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio flashbacks of the time a bear mauled him in the film ‘The Revenant’. The entire situation unraveled just seco…

Khabib Nurmagomedov may have been aiming at Dillon Danis during the UFC 229 post fight brawl but he nearly gave Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio flashbacks of the time a bear mauled him in the film ‘The Revenant’. The entire situation unraveled just seconds after Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor this past October by fourth round rear […]

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Khabib’s Manager Says Conor McGregor Rematch Will Happen: ‘This S–t Is Not Over

Ali Abdelaziz , the manager of UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov , has said he thinks a rematch between his client and Conor McGregor will take place. The duo met at UFC 229 , with Nurmagomedov winning the bout via submission in the fourth round…

Ali Abdelaziz , the manager of UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov , has said he thinks a rematch between his client and Conor McGregor will take place. The duo met at UFC 229 , with Nurmagomedov winning the bout via submission in the fourth round…