Khabib Nurmagomedov, a former UFC lightweight champion and one of the best MMA fighters in the world retired from the sport in 2020. However, he has now started a new journey with a different sport. The Eagle has signed a contract with a football team in Russia and is now a professional football.
To get into details, Khabib Nurmagomedov has signed a contract with a third-tier Russian football club FC Legion Dynamo. Moreover, The Russian football club made the announcement of Khabib’s signing on their Instagram page yesterday.&nage
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“Our legion is waiting for a great battle, for which we need great warriors. Getting ready to host the RPL team with Khabib Nurmagomedov.”
Moving forward let’s take a look at the history of the club that Khabib Nurmagomedov has signed for. FC Legion Dynamo is a football club based in the Eagle’s hometown in Dagestan, Russia. Moreover, this club was formed in 2015 and participated in amateur leagues with the name FC Legion Makhachkala.
However, after getting the license to play in the third tier of the Russian football league in 2016, the club renamed its name to FC Legion Dynamo. The club is currently placed third in the Russian football league with seven points in three games. Hence Khabib’s inclusion could be a boost to the Russian side for their road to promotion.
Although there are no details regarding the role of the former lightweight champion in the club and information about his contract. The only available detail is that Khabib’s business venture Gorilla Energy is the new sponsor for the club this season.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s love for Football
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a big football fan and has shared some interesting stories about the sport during his MMA career. The former UFC lightweight champion is a big fan of Real Madrid and has followed the Spanish club since his childhood. Moreover, The Russian has also clicked pictures with Cristiano Ronaldo and is a huge fan of the footballer.
Further, the Eagle had also revealed while he was an active fighter that his dream is to play football for a professional club. Therefore Khabib’s dream of playing like a pro football player will be fulfilled after his signing with Legion Dynamo. The news of Khabib joining the Russian club surfaced in June this year when FC Legion offered the Eagle a contract.
However, Khabib’s entry into football will upset MMA fans. Because the Dagestani fighter won’t return to combat sports and focus on his new journey with FC Legion Dynamo in Russia. Comment below your thoughts regarding Khabib Nurmagomedov’s signing with Fc Legion Dynamo.