I said only this morning that we were probably gonna hear way more about the Conor McGregor/Khabib thing before it was finally resolved and guess what? I was right.
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Khabib took to his Instagram today to ask a couple of pretty valid questions, namely why he was being punished so hard in the face of his actions whereas Conor McGregor gets away with attacking his bus and doing whatever the hell he wants? I mean the short answer is because Conor is the biggest star in the history of the sport and makes the UFC a shit tonne of cash every time he fights, but Khabib has a point.
Anyway, here’s the full post which tellingly he also wrote in English (he normally posts solely in Russian):
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I would like to address @ufc Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family? Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started. In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that. If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video. if you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I'll break it myself. And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end. #Brothers
I mean yeah, Khabib’s actions are pretty inexcusable but at the same time so were Conor’s and I don’t see shit happening to him. I gotta say it’s a bit lame that Khabib let Conor’s shittalking get to him after he had already managed to beat the shit out of him in the ring though. Just calm down and let it happen inside of the octagon dude. If only it had been that easy I guess.
Anyway, let’s hope this gets resolved so we can see some kind of rematch between these two in a year or so. Fingers crossed.
For more on the whole incident, just click here. So much content this week.