Khabib Nurmagomedov Buys UFC Shares
MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov has reportedly become part-owner of the UFC after discussing the company’s plans with president Dana White.
After retiring from the sport a year ago, the Eagle has now taken up the role of a mentor-cum-coach for his cousins competing in the UFC, ONE Championship and Bellator. Last week, he signed up for a third-division Turkish football club.
The undefeated fighter wrapped up his dream run in the UFC as the lightweight champion in October 2020 when he notched his career’s final win against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
After submitting Gaethje in the second round, Nurmagomedov couldn’t help but cry in the middle of the octagon.
Speaking to Joe Rogan, the Eagle announced his retirement and said that he could not imagine flying over the U.S. for fights in absence of his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Khabib’s father had passed away due to COVID-10 a few months before the title defense against Gaethje.
In a separate development, the Dagestan-born has heaped praise on Kayla Harrison after the PFL superstar marched on to another victory yesterday. He declared Harrison “best female martial artist” in the world because of her judo background.
The Eagle also acknowledged that she has stood head and shoulders above other women at 155 pounds in the PFL for a long time now.