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Khabib Nurmagomedov is ready to fulfil his childhood dream of becoming a footballer by accepting an offer from a professional club.
Khabib's desire to improve his craft is clear for all to see, and his ambition of turning pro received a huge boost earlier this year when he got an offer from Russian side FC Kamaz.
It turns out that offer from the third-division club is just one of many for the Russian, who opened up about his desire to accept any 'interesting' offers in a recent Facebook Q&A session.
"A lot of football clubs, they offer me [a contract]," Nurmagomedov said. "But I have to, a little bit, become football shape. Because football shape is a little bit different than MMA [shape].
"When you have to fight in MMA and you have to play in football, these are two different [things].
"But I don't know [if I'll play professionally. If some clubs offer me [a deal] and they make me an interesting [offer], I'm going to accept this."
Khabib is clearly intent on pursuing a 'dream' career in football.
"To play football on a professional level is a childhood dream," the Dagestani fighter told Match TV. "Of course, I have such a wish. Football is the king of sports after all.
"Spartak Moscow of course are great, but that's domestic level. My dream club is Real Madrid.
"In fact, the first match I remember watching the full 90 minutes, was Real vs Juventus in 1998 [Champions League final]. I remember Mijatovic scored from an offside position, but we still won."
He tagged 'O Fenomeno' on the below video and the Brazilian responded with a bunch of clapping emojis.
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Featured Image Credit: Khabib Nurmagomedov/Instagram/Facebook
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