Former UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Gearing Up for Yet Another Massive Business Venture

Published 03/31/2022, 9:49 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 17: Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after teammate Islam Makhachev’s victory against Thiago Moises in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on July 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)|GettyImages

Some fighters like to kick their legs up on the table and relax in their retirement, while others like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Chael Sonnen, Michael Bisping, simply refuse to dial it down. While the other two retired fighters have been dabbling in media work, Nurmagomedov has found his second calling in business ventures like coaching and starting his own MMA promotion.

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It is no surprise that Nurmagomedov is among the greatest fighters, who competed in UFC. He is also the only unbeaten champion, who left the sport on the top.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov might open a new branch in UAE

In the latest Instagram post, the mixed artist shared a clip of Nassportsdubai on his story and teased his fans about his next major move. He wrote,‘ Nurmagodmedov MMA school coming for you’

This message could roughly mean that the UFC star is hoping to conquer the world of grappling with his elite pupils. On the flip side, it could also suggest that he is hoping to make a jump to UAE and set up his school for his fans in the middle-east.

Either way, it is going to benefit the middle eastern grappling community greatly, and continued support by such a superstar will help bring more eyes to it.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 03: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov attends an open workout for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM on October 03, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nurmagomedov will defend his title against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Nurmagomedov has turned his attention to building his own promotion ‘Eagle FC’ in the second leg of his career. With two events already in the books, he is hoping to get to host more in the upcoming days.

As per the report from Sherdog, it looks like the promotion is hoping to host its first heavyweight main event. It will former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos (21-9-0) and Yorgan De Castro (8-3-0).

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The undercard of the event has only received one additional bout featuring Hector Lombard (34-10-1) and Thiago Silva (21-9-0). The event is slated to take place on May 20th, 2022 at Flxcast Arena, in Miami, Florida.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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