Khabib Nurmagomedov Provides an Update on His Upcoming Documentary

Published 05/27/2021, 11:40 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Khabib Nurmagomedov is enjoying retirement after vacating the UFC lightweight belt in 2020. In his last match at UFC 254, he beat Justin Gaethje to defend his belt for the third time, extending his record to 29-0. The Russian has several business opportunities that he is exploring right now.

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One of them is his promotion Eagle FC, along with a gym that he is opening in Abu Dhabi. He uploaded a post on his Instagram page where he met with some people in Abu Dhabi. He also gave the fans an update on how his documentary is faring.

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Nurmagomedov captioned the post, “It was a good meeting with great people in Abu Dhabi. Our project with the construction of the gym and with the documentary is going very quickly.

Khabib announced the documentary in February in an interview with RT Sport.
He also revealed that his team is taking their time with the project and collaborating with artists and technicians from Hollywood, as they are hoping to win an Academy Award for the documentary. Khabib gave an estimate of a year and a half.

Khabib Nurmagomedov and his last title defense against Justin Gaethje

The Russian fighter’s last fight was almost certainly going to be against Tony Ferguson in April. However, that fight got canceled for the fifth time. This time because of the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ferguson fought Gaethje instead and lost his interim belt.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia competes against Dustin Poirier of the United States in their Lightweight Title Bout during the UFC 242 event at The Arena on September 07, 2019, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

This led to Gaethje getting the title shot in October 2020. Gaethje stepped up and stood up to Khabib’s pace in the first round. However, he looked really winded by the end of the round, and the Russian took advantage of it.

Khabib finished the fight in the second round with a choke and underlined his dominance in the division. He retired immediately after the fight and has entertained no notion of a comeback now.

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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