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Retired UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals most underrated football player

There is no doubt that several UFC fighters follow other sports as well. UFC fighter Conor McGregor is a football enthusiast and even dreams of owning a football team. Likewise, retired UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov also follows football. The two athletes also seem to share a great relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.


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In a few videos available online, Khabib can also be seen showing off his skills.


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Although the Russian may have retired from MMA, he is still an athlete. He trains his teammates and corners them during their fights. Apart from this, some time ago there were several reports that he signed a contract with FC Legion Dynamo and became a professional football player.

However, later he clarified that he has not signed any contract. It turns out Khabib has a close relationship with Legion Dynamo, but has no plans to enter the field. He also revealed that he had received offers but did not think he was fit for the sport.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – NOVEMBER 08: Khabib Nurmagomedov interacts with fans during a Q&A ahead of the UFC Fight Night weigh-ins at CSKA Arena on November 08, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

His passion for sports is evident. So when ‘433’ asked on Instagram who deserved the ‘Most Underrated Player’ award, Khabib commented: “Mahrez.

It seems that several Instagram users agree with him because of his response, as his comment received thousands of likes.


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Apart from MMA and soccer, Khabib also plays basketball. In an old videothe former lightweight champion was seen playing basketball with his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, and others.


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Apart from coaching and working with his Russian teammates, Khabib Nurmagomedov also has his own promotion called ‘Eagle FC’. The young promotion has on board some former UFC fighters like Diego Sanchez and Kevin Lee. Therefore, the promotion seems to be quite promising with some great fights.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA AUGUST 18, 2021: Russian mixed martial artist and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov gives a press conference. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS (Photo by Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty Images)

Do you agree with Khabib Nurmagomedov that Riyad Mahrez is underrated? Let us know in the comments below.


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