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Khabib Nurmagomedov, former UFC champion, received offers to be a professional footballer

By Mauricio Saenz

Khabib Nurmagomedov, former UFC champion, received offers to be a professional footballer

The former UFC fighter revealed that, if the economic proposal is good, he will accept the challenge

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the great fighters the UFC had. In October of last year, the Russian announced his retirement as he needed to spend time with his family after his father passed away. And in the last hours, Khabib said that he received offers to play professional football, but none of them were financially good.

In a question and answer session that he usually conducts on his official Facebook page, the Eagle revealed that he had talks with some teams. “Many football clubs offered me a contract. But I have to change my physique, which is according to the sport. The physique of soccer is a bit different from that of MMA. But I don't know, if they make me an interesting offer, I will surely accept it ”, he revealed when asked if he had decided to try his luck in another area.

In addition, he explained where the desire to try to play soccer comes from: “Reaching a professional level is a childhood dream. I always had the desire to try the beautiful game competitively. On top of that, I have many contacts such as Aleksander Ceferin (UEFA president), the owner of PSG and even with Cristiano Ronaldo”.

To close, he revealed which shirt is the one that most attracts his attention and for which he has been fans for as long as he can remember. "The club of my dreams is and always will be Real Madrid," he concluded.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a football fan

The former UFC fighter regularly shares videos on his official Instagram account where he plays soccer with friends. In his last post of this style, made a week ago, he showed how he scored a goal and was congratulated by his friends. He took the ball at speed, eluded a defender and shot left-footed to score. This move caused, for example, the former player Ronaldo Nazario to comment on the publication with the applause emoji.

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