Khabib Is 'In Training' To Become A Professional Footballer - Calls Himself A Free Agent
Khabib Nurmagomedov has joked he wants to become a professional footballer - calling himself a 'free agent' for any clubs.
The Russian superstar stepped away from UFC back in October after defeating Justin Gaethje on 'Fight Island'.
In a recent Twitter post, the 32-year-old told fans: "Preparing for my football debut.
Preparing for my football debut :soccer:
I'm free agent, and ready to accept offers.
Готовлюсь к дебюту на большом футболе, жду предложения, будем рассматривать. https://t.co/V2NlBX5iqD
- khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 24, 2021
"I'm free agent, and ready to accept offers."
He then posted a link to his Instagram which shows Nurmagomedov out for a long-distance run.
'The Eagle' recently played a few games with Dutch icon Clarence Seedorf, who was his late father Abdulmanap's favourite player.
Seedorf is also a former Real Madrid player, the team Nurmagomedov supports.
Both men were playing against Turkish chef Burak Özdemir, aka CZNBurak, in a big eleven-a-side game.
Khabibs got 99 pace pic.twitter.com/ccWhMJcLF7
- ᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴏꜰᴡᴀʀ:moyai::island: (@TheArtOfWar6) January 10, 2021
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Back in the realm of MMA however, Nurmagomedov had harsh words for fierce rival Conor McGregor.
'The Notorious' was knocked out by Dustin Poirier on Saturday night and Nurmagomedov stated: "This is what happened, when you change your team, leave the sparring partners who made you a champion and sparring with little kids, far away from reality."
McGregor didn't take the words too kindly and fired back: "My team has been with me since day one," McGregor said at the post-fight press conference. "I have not changed anything.
"It is what it is. Respect the athletes and that's the character of the man for sure, behind the mask. Whatever. What's he want to do? Does he want to come back or not? Cause he's not throwing no leg kicks. I got up off the ground against Dustin and I turned Dustin.
"Looks at little pockets of that sequence. Like I said, styles make fights. Every fight is a different fight.
"That's why all this prestige and all that people try to hold onto. I don't hold onto that. Whether someone has multiple wins or multiple losses.
"Every fight between every man is different and that's it. Dustin's style just played into it today and he has the durability, he has the experience and he has leg kick now in his arsenal. I'll adjust and keep going."
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