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Former UFC champion Khabib signed by Russian football club

  • Published at 08:37 pm August 14th, 2021
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Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov shakes hands with a Legion Dynamo official after signing the contract

In January, Khabib revealed his intentions to transition to football, tweeting that he was preparing for his debut in the sport and ready to accept offers

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retired from Mixed Martial Arts in October last year, has been signed by third-tier Russian football club FC Legion Dynamo.

Khabib announced his retirement following his submission victory over American Justin Gaethje on Oct. 24, his first fight following the death of his father Abdulmanap from complications caused by Covid-19.

Fulfilling a promise made to his mother, the 32-year old left the cage after a stunning run of 13 wins in eight years and a professional record featuring eight knockouts and 11 submission wins in his 29 victories.

In January, Khabib revealed his intentions to transition to football, tweeting that he was preparing for his debut in the sport and "ready to accept offers".

Legion Dynamo, who play in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League and are third in the competition this season, announced the signing on Instagram with a photo of Khabib shaking the hand of a club official.


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