‘We Can Sign Brock Lesnar’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Hints Massive Signing for Eagle FC

Published 12/15/2021, 11:55 AM EST
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – AUGUST 14, 2020: UFC Lightweight Champion, Russian mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov gives a press conference at the StandArt Moscow Hotel. Mikhail Metzel/TASS (Photo by Mikhail MetzelTASS via Getty Images)


Khabib Nurmagomedov is making a big stir with his own MMA enterprise, the Eagle Fighting Championship. Earlier, he had bought the Russian-based Gorilla FC and named it Eagle FC to resemble his moniker.

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Ever since he retired from professional fighting, ‘The Eagle’ focused on growing his business. He took Eagle FC to the next level and soon it will have its event, the Eagle FC 44 in the U.S.A., for the first time.

Not only that, ‘The Eagle’ revealed that the promotion will do some major signing in the coming future. In an interview with Red Corner MMA, Nurmagomedov said, “We can like today. We can like even we can sign Brock Lesnar too.”

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He added, “If he wants, you know. If he wants, we can sign him too doesn’t matter. Right now, we have a good position. We have big plans and, okay, let’s go. If Brock Lesnar wants. If he says yes, we can sign him.”

Recently, the Dagestan native brought a UFC Hall of Famer out of his retirement. Eagle FC has signed the former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. He will compete on the Eagle FC 44 card next year.

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Hence, fans might see many more of such amazing signings in the promotion. Undoubtedly, the UFC star is using his stardom and love for the sport to grow his MMA promotion. And it won’t be long before Eagle FC becomes a major MMA promotion in the world.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Explains Why Eagle FC Will Out Stand Other Leagues

Earlier, Nurmagomedov launched Eagle FC to introduce excellent MMA fighters from Russian to the world. However, the promotion has among the combat sport afficionados.

Apart from signing big names in the promotion, Nurmagomedov also claimed to change the system in his promotion. He also aims to reach the audience in the U.S.A. and the Middle east.

Hence, without disclosing much information, ‘The Eagle’ explained how Eagle FC will differ from other leagues. In the same interview mentioned above, he said, “This is not about how big we gonna make some. We wanna make a little bit different than other leagues.”

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“We gonna make like some weights may be different like some system wanna change. Not everything, like some small things maybe. Not small things like we gonna do like some other, we gonna use other may be systems from other sports, you know.”

Even after being retired from professional fighting, the Dagestan’s son has not left the sport completely. Besides running his business, ‘The Eagle’ also trains his teammate and cousins for their MMA careers. This shows his never-ending love for the sport.

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What are your thoughts on Nurmagomedov claiming to sign Brock Lesnar for this ambitious league?

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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