Khabib Nurmagomedov Not Planning to Enter Politics Says Coach Javier Mendez

Published 02/08/2021, 10:25 PM EST


Khabib Nurmagomedov began the second phase of his life after his win over Justin Gaethje. ‘The Eagle’ has been keeping himself busy by focusing on endeavors near and dear to his heart. At the core of all his efforts is to polish the next generation of talent in MMA. 

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And in order to do so, Khabib has started his own MMA promotion dubbed ‘Eagle Fighting Championship,’ which he hopes will be a feeder league to the UFC.

Apart from that, Nurmagomedov has been involved in multiple business ventures. From telecom services to protein cookies and bars – ‘the Eagle’ has dabbled in everything. 

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach provides an update on the retired star 

In a recent interview, Danny Segura of MMA Junkie, asked Javier Mendez how Khabib was doing after a tough 2020. 

He said, “He’s doing good. He’s doing really good, he’s doing everything he needs to do. Taking care of his family, the people that are close to him. He’s creating jobs for everybody that is close and dear to him like family. He’s out there doing all the good work that his father set out to do and he’s doing the same thing. The only difference is he is not entering politics. But he’s doing the same task of taking care of people like his father always has.”

Recently, there were reports of a potential fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre after Kenny Florian mentioned that he had heard rumblings about the same on his podcast. However, Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, was quick to shut down the rumors with a tweet. 

Ever since his retirement, ‘The Eagle’ has hinted that he might return for the right fight. After Conor McGregor’s loss, it looks as though ‘GSP’ is the only potential fight for which Khabib might come back. 

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 25: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his victory over Justin Gaethje in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, till UFC announces a fight, Khabib will focus all his energy on helping his teammates for their upcoming fights. He was also one of the cornermen for his younger cousin Umar Nurmagomedov as he made his UFC debut last month. 

Do you think Khabib returns to the UFC octagon in 2021? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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