Fans are familiar witnessing UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov in the octagon but how about watching him in a different sport. ‘The Eagle’ recently dropped some hints about moving to football(soccer) in the future.
MMA fighters usually make a transition to boxing but the former undisputed UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is planning to join the world of football.
Khabib moving to football?
During a recent Facebook Q&A, The Russian star revealed about his plans of pursuing a football career. He said that he has already received offers from football clubs. However, he is yet to decide upon that. Mike Tyson Admits To Using Surprising Drug
“A lot of football clubs, they offer me. But I have to little bit become football shape because football shape is little bit different than MMA. When you have to fight in MMA, when we have to play in football, this is two different (sports).
But if some clubs, they offer me, like, they make me (interested), I’m gonna accept this. Because this is my childhood dream. I love football. I follow football since when I was kid, when I was child. This is my first love.”
Khabib wants to win the World Cup
The former UFC star has an undefeated streak of 29-0 and there is no doubt he has performed brilliantly in his career in octagon but he is eyeing to adding onto his accolades. He has his eyes set on winning the World Cup.
“I think football is much better. You know, the World Cup. They making this show, the World Cup, one time in four years. This is very big, big history.
Football is on another level. MMA, I like MMA. I like fighting, I like competition with people, with best fighters in the world. But football, for me, is, like, best sport.”
Khabib had announced his retirement last October after his UFC 254 win over Justin Gaethje. We will see how soon we can witness him on the football pitch.