On Thursday, a UFC spokesman confirmed that Russian featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov, a Nurmagomedov teammate, had been removed from his scheduled co-main event against McGregor teammate Artem Lobov. Nurmagomedov wrote on Instagram: “I would like to address @ufc. In his Instagram post, Nurmagomedov referenced two previous incidents involving his team and McGregor’s. @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that,” Nurmagomedov wrote. Nurmagomedov’s Thursday post drew support from Daniel Cormier, a UFC two-division champion and teammate of Nurmagomedov at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose.
Source: Los Angeles Times October 11, 2018 18:50 UTC