Khabib Nurmagomedov has accomplished a transfer to Russian third-division facet FC Legion Dynamo and thus realising a boyhood dream.
The previous UFC light-weight champion ended his profession with an ideal 29-Zero document again on Struggle Island at UFC 254, in October, when he submitted Justin Gaethje to retain the 155lbs belt.
Regardless of one of the best makes an attempt of UFC president Dana White, the 32-year-old has saved his promise to his mom to not combat once more and has now switched career.
The self-proclaimed Actual Madrid fan, who can be buddies with Cristiano Ronaldo, tweeted in January he was curious about making the transition to soccer, engaging golf equipment by saying he was ‘prepared to simply accept affords’.
Almost seven months on, Legion Dynamo confirmed the signing of ‘The Eagle’ through their Instagram feed with a photograph of Khabib shaking palms with a membership official.
“An excellent battle awaits our Legion, for which we’d like nice warriors,” the membership mentioned in an announcement. “We’re making ready to obtain the RPL staff along with Khabib Nurmagomedov.”
The president of Legion Dynamo added: “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 growth.”