Khabib Nurmagomedov jokes he’s ready to start a football career
Russia's UFC Reigning Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has jokingly suggested he wants to become a footballer after retiring from the UFC.
The Russian, 32, announced he was hanging up his gloves after his 29th-straight MMA victory in October, which came via second-round stoppage against Justin Gaethje.
And now, after reinforcing his intention to retire when attending UFC 257, Khabib has taken to social media to offer his services as a footballer.
Speaking on Instagram, he said: "Preparing for my football debut. "I’m free agent, and ready to accept offers."
UFC 257 saw Conor McGregor beaten in stunning fashion by Dustin Poirier after being hit with a barrage of punches in the second round.
Khabib then added insult to injury by slamming the Irishman's preparation. He wrote: "This is what happens, when you change your team, leave the sparring partners who made you a champion and sparring with little kids, far away from reality."
McGregor was then asked about his rival's comments at his post-fight press conference.