Khabib jokes losing his lightweight belt would have meant car trouble for Dana White

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s plot for revenge against Dana White wasn’t exactly “The Count of Monte Cristo.” (AP Photo)
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s plot for revenge against Dana White wasn’t exactly “The Count of Monte Cristo.” (AP Photo)

Khabib Nurmagomedov is facing a possible fine and suspension, as well as having his $2 million paycheck withheld by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, for his extracurricular activities at UFC 229 on Saturday, but at least he’s maintaining his sense of humor?

The UFC lightweight champion took to to Instagram on Tuesday to poke fun at UFC president Dana White over what repercussions White would have faced had he stripped Nurmagomedov of his belt after Saturday’s post-fight brawl.

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White’s BMW can probably rest easy, as White told TMZ on Monday that Nurmagomedov would “absolutely” not be stripped of his title, though he could be receiving a six-figure fine sometime soon.

If that’s the only punishment Nurmagomedov receives, well, some will find it far too lenient and others might think it’s too harsh for a fighter who triggered absolute chaos in the aftermath of UFC 229 by climbing out of the Octagon and attempting to fight a member of Conor McGregor’s entourage. Members of Nurmagomedov’s crew were also arrested for attacking McGregor in the Octagon.

You’d think going after White’s car would add more punishment for Nurmagomedov after that, but then again, smashing a motorized vehicle controlled by White has never really led to serious repercussions from the UFC. Just ask Khabib’s opponent on Saturday.

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