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After conquering MMA, Khabib Nurmagomedov seeks a soccer debut

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  • Former MMA champion made the announcement in an Instagram submit
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov had retired from MMA final 12 months

After conquering the Blended Martial Arts (MMA) enviornment, Russian champion  Khabib Nurmagomedov has turned his eyes in the direction of soccer. 

In an Instagram submit, the Russian boxer made the announcement that he’s a “free agent” and is “ready to accept offers”.

“Preparing for my football debut. I’m [a] free agent, and ready to accept offers,” mentioned 32-year-old Khabib.

The submit included him working in an unidentified space.

Final 12 months, Khabib ended his combating profession after his win over Justin Gaethje, bettering his file to an unblemished 29-0. 

Nonetheless simply 32, the followers, media personnel and UFC officers have a hunch that he would ultimately have a change of coronary heart.

Learn extra: BBC names Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘World Sport Star of the 12 months’

The previous fighter, nonetheless, is adamant that he’ll stick with his choice.

“I have no plans to continue fighting,” mentioned Khabib in an interview with RT Sport. “There will always be rumours about my comeback because Dana White or other promoters who could replace him in the future will always want me to fight.”

By leaving the enterprise in his prime, Khabib is leaving thousands and thousands of {dollars} on the desk however he says wealth was by no means the first cause why he fought.

Learn extra: Russian martial arts star Khabib asks individuals to remain house after his father contracts COVID-19

“Of course, I am in my prime and there’s still tons of money I could earn, but I had a different goal,” he mentioned. “My goal was to reach the summit and I did it.”

He didn’t appear involved about his funds, saying: “As for money, from now on we will earn it somewhere else.”

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