‘I Have Some Part of the Shares’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Confirms Massive News Regarding UFC

Published 08/18/2021, 10:21 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks during a UFC 242 Press Conference at Hotel Cafe Royal on June 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov recently appeared at the Gorilla Fighting Championship press conference. ‘The Eagle’ revealed a piece of big news regarding his ventures outside of fighting in the process. Nurmagomedov confirmed that he is actually a UFC shareholder now.

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UFC’s parent company, Endeavour became a public entity recently. Nurmagomedov maximized his business goals and bought shares of the company. “Who gave you this information?” he said when asked if he has bought shares with the UFC. “Yes, I am already there. UFC has already gone to IPO and I have some part of the shares,” he confirmed validating the news.

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Naturally, he was asked if he can now lobby for things with the company. Nurmagomedov asserted saying he has had discussions with the UFC President Dana White regarding this topic.

Yes, it is. We discussed this topic a lot with Dana White in our meetings. I see great prospects for UFC. They went to IPO and they have very great prospects,” added the undefeated Dagestani.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 04: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks to UFC president Dana White during the UFC 229 Press Conference inside The Park Theater at Park MGM on October 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He was also asked if the shares were given to him by the promotion or if he bought it. “I don’t like gifts. We can say that I bought the UFC stock. This will be true,” Nurmagomedov replied clarifying his venture in detail.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is doing big things in business as well

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It was not so long ago he bought the Gorilla Fighting Championship for $1 Million. He also owns the Eagle FC promotion. Now, he is a UFC shareholder. There is no doubt that one of the best fighters in the history of MMA is making his mark in the business world too.

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 03: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia holds an open workout for fans and media at The Park Theatre at Park MGM on October 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

This will further encourage other Russian fighters, especially up and comers. Nurmagomedov might just be able to provide them with the platform to make their way to the bigger organizations. He is making the most out of his retirement. What move the Russian takes in the near future, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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