Retired UFC legend makes shock sport switch

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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has signed for third-tier Russian shot broadside FC Legion Dynamo.

Nurmagomedov announced his status pursuing his submission triumph implicit American Justin Gaethje successful October past year.

It his archetypal combat pursuing the decease of his father, Abdulmanap, from complications caused by COVID-19. The Dagestan combatant promised his parent to ne'er measurement successful the cage again pursuing the decease of his father.

The 32-year-old near the cage arsenic the promotion's lb for lb king aft a stunning tally of 13 wins successful 8 years and has ne'er been defeated.

His nonrecreational grounds features 8 knockouts and 11 submission wins successful his 29 victories.

Ex-UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. (Getty)

In January, Nurmagomedov revealed his intentions to modulation to football, tweeting that helium was preparing for his debut successful the athletics and "ready to judge offers."

Legion Dynamo, who play successful the third-tier Russian Professional Football League and are 3rd successful the contention this season, announced the signing connected Instagram with a photograph of Nurmagomedov shaking the manus of a nine official.

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