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Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially become a professional footballer, after signing a deal with FC Legion Dynamo in the Russian third tier.
Khabib is one of the UFC's all time greatest fighters and retired in October last year with an undefeated 29-0 record, after beating Justin Gaethje, with the lightweight title still in his possession.
On top of all that, the Russian has been enjoying one of his favourite past times in the world, football, showing off his skills on and off the pitch.
Khabib revealed in a Q&A in June that he'd received offers from clubs and that it was his dream and now he has realised that dream, with Dynamo.
Khabib has signed his first professional football contract with FC Legion Dynamo. How well will he do as a footballer 🤔 pic.twitter.com/uhXX2C8ubf— RT Sport (@RTSportNews) August 13, 2021
A statement by the club confirmed the news, "A great battle awaits our Legion, for which we need great warriors.
"We are preparing to receive the RPL team together with Khabib Nurmagomedov."
It seems that Nurmagomedov will be emulating his hero Ronaldo Nazario, whose famous goal celebration he recreated recently, and will be playing upfront.
"I already see Khabib as a sharp striker. He can enter the amount into the contract himself," the Legion Dynamo president said.
"Khabib pleasantly surprised with his understanding of football and its development."
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s football knowledge is incredible… he’s like a walking encyclopedia 😱⚽️ pic.twitter.com/1yhexc14q9— SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 20, 2021
It really shouldn't surprise the Dagestani's first club that he has the understanding of football, considering how good his knowledge of the game is, Khabib is clearly a huge fan.
Khabib's friend, and former teammate, Daniel Cormier has now had his own run in with the Russian's fierce rival McGregor, with the pair trading insults.