Former UFC famous person Khabib Nurmagomedov has introduced his subsequent transfer – and it’s not within the octagon.
The Dagestani light-weight apparently retired from the competitors following his submission win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October.
Now he’s seemingly been unveiled as a brand new signing by third-tier Russian soccer aspect FC Legion Dynamo.
The 32-year-old give up the UFC as its top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter, undefeated in 29 professional fights with eight knockouts and 11 submission wins.
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The win over Gaethje was his first following the loss of life of his father Abdulmanap from Covid-19 issues, after which Nurmagomedov revealed he had promised his mom that he wouldn’t battle once more.
Legion Dynamo posted a photograph of Nurmagomedov shaking fingers with membership president Shamil Gadzhialievich Lakhiyalov over a contract.
And Lakhiyalov was quoted as saying: ‘I already see Khabib as a pointy striker. He can enter the quantity into the contract himself.
“Khabib pleasantly stunned along with his understanding of soccer and its improvement.”
The membership web site didn’t affirm that he had signed as a participant, however two weeks in the past Lakhiyalov informed the membership web site that Nurmagomedov had helped the membership signal a brand new sponsor.
“It was Gorilla Power, for which we thank our champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who contributed to this.”
Nurmagomedov in January tweeted: “Making ready for my soccer debut. I’m free agent, and able to settle for presents.”
He has additionally posted video of himself coaching his soccer abilities, and talking of his adoration for Brazil legend Ronaldo.
Previously, he has given public speeches to Russian first-division skilled golf equipment, and likewise appeared as a particular visitor in TV broadcasts of matches at that degree.