“No Way They Fit Him to Do All That Acting”: Khabib Nurmagomedov Sharing Screen With AC Milan Legend in His Recent Advertisement Sends Fans in a Frenzy

Published 07/16/2023, 1:49 PM EDT

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Since his retirement from MMA, Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s choice of ventures and promotional activities has sparked a polarizing response among fans. Recently, the former UFC lightweight champion appeared in an advertisement for Etihad Airways alongside legendary footballer Clarence Seedorf. The ad depicted the two stars boarding a flight together, only to be surprised by the star-struck passengers surrounding them.

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In the advertisement, as Nurmagomedov and the AC Milan legend take their seats on the plane, they notice the curious stares of their fellow passengers. They first assumed it is because of their own presence. However, they quickly discover that the fascination is directed toward the majestic falcon companion perched beside Nurmagomedov.

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The clever twist of the advertisement then showcases Etihad Airways’ tagline behind this entire advertisement – “Etihad welcomes all football fans including falcons”. As expected, the video spread like wildfire in the MMA community. Moreover, it sparked a wide range of reactions from fans.

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Fans react to advertising featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov and Clarence Seedorf

Some praised Khabib’s acting skills, while others playfully criticized the UFC legend for the same. Moreover, many fans pointed out that the commercial should have featured internet celebrity Hasbulla instead of Falcon. Moreover, many people were just shocked that the Eagle was actually acting on screen!

Here are some of the fan reactions –

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  • “That’s some acting”
  • “Thought it was gonna be hasbulla lmao”
  • “No way they got him to do all that acting MUSTA BEEN A SERIOUS CHECK!”
  • “His acting is on par with his striking “
  • “Fun fact: They copied the Kobe x Messi Turkish airlines ad that’s at least 7+ years old”
  • “Damn, not gonna lie. Our airlines need to step their game up”

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  • “Insert Conor LMAO here”
  • “Pretty funny, didn’t expect Khabib to EVER do an advertisement”
  • “They couldn’t afford to add Hasbullah?”

This is not the first time Nurmagomedov’s post-retirement work has generated such a response. Earlier, his ventures in the world of NFT and cryptocurrency were also highly criticized by the public.

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What is your opinion on Khabib’s recent advertisement for Etihad Airways? Did you find it amusing? Or were you as unimpressed as some of the reactions above? Do let us know your unfiltered thoughts in the comments section below.

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Sushant Sharma

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Sushant Sharma is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports who has a keen understanding of the complex commercial nature of the sport. With a degree in Commerce from a prestigious institute, Sushant has a unique perspective on the multi-million-dollar industry that surrounds the UFC. He is an avid fan of the sport and has been following it closely since 2016.
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