Khabib Nurmagomedov's status in the sporting world has been elevated since his victory over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.
The UFC lightweight champion was involved in an unsavoury brawl with the Irishman's teammate Dillon Danis shortly after, but his following has still grown.
The Dagestan-born fighter has been in all the headlines for days now, with his social media following expanding enormously since his famous bout with the Notorious.
However, there is the prospect of the UFC handing Khabib a significant punishment for his attack on Danis.
Dana White has already confirmed that his entourage Zubaira Tukhugov will never fight for the promotion again after his attack on McGregor inside the Octagon after the fight.
And it seems Khabib is livid with the decision made by the UFC, because he's posted a powerful Instagram message about the whole ordeal.
KHABIB'S MESSAGE TO THE UFC
Nurmagomedov wrote: "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."
No one saw that coming.
Now we wait to see how the UFC respond to Khabib's threat.
Do they run the risk of letting the most dominant fighter around and their current lightweight champion leave the promotion? It's their call now.