Khabib Nurmagomedov might by no means battle within the octagon once more, however would possibly he play skilled soccer?
The world acquired a small window into the Russian’s love of soccer earlier this 12 months when a clip surfaced of him enjoying and stripping an opponent for tempo.
In an interview with BT Sport, The Eagle has now revealed that he’s had affords from some skilled golf equipment and as soon as he’s in form, he intends on accepting.
“A whole lot of soccer golf equipment have provided me [to play for them] however I’ve to get in soccer form,” Khabib began. “Soccer form may be very completely different to MMA form. When you need to battle in MMA and when you need to play soccer, that is very completely different.
“If some soccer golf equipment make me an attention-grabbing supply, I’m going to simply accept this. That is my childhood dream. That is my old flame.
“Soccer for me is my sport. After I was rising up, on a regular basis I watched outdated Ronaldo from Brazil, however what Cristiano Ronaldo then did is superb.
“In 2004 he was within the finals of Euro. In 2016 he gained the Euros. He was six-time finals of the Champion League. He gained the Spanish league. He gained the Italian league. He gained the English league. He gained five-time Golden Ball winner. A whole lot of issues. Cristiano Ronaldo I believe is the very best.
“Soccer is on one other stage. MMA; I like MMA, I like combating, I like competitors with individuals like [who] mis the very best fighter on the earth, however soccer, for me, is my sport,” Khabib completed.
Khabib is among the all-time greats in UFC after retiring 29-Zero and because the light-weight champion.
He defeated and stopped all of Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje earlier than calling it a day and he has now pivoted into teaching. Names like Islam Makhachev and Usman nurmagomedov have held good information with him of their nook.
Many have questioned if the 32 12 months outdated may make a return to the octagon together with his late father, Abdulmanap, identified for wanting his son to succeed in 30-0.
If he’s to take up soccer correctly, he’ll want to begin quick as he’ll be 33 in September.