UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov is not a fan of losing – when it comes to any sport which is why he thought he oughta ‘stack the deck’ once he was challenged to a football match.
Khabib is an avid fan of soccer and had contemplated switching to the sport after he retired from MMA.
He had a funny reply to the challenge – he proposed to invite a number of legit football stars to play in his team.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most famous names in the world of mixed martial arts. The 34-year-old was undefeated in his professional career and mostly dominated his opponent with phenomenal wrestling skills.
Khabib is often spotted hanging out major football stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Clarence Seedorf and more. He also spent some times with Sir Alex Ferguson back at Old Trafford.
Recently, Khabib was challenged by BT Sports’ Adam Catterall to play in a football match. The pair were talking about which is better between Khabib and Islam Makhachev in football, and Khabib claimed that the lightweight champion isn’t as competent as him.
Catterall then pitched an idea of a football match. He picked several well known athletes including Rio Ferdinand, Clarence Seedorf, and Islam Makhachev.
“Let’s settle it, let’s have a match. Your team, my team. Islam plays for my team though. I’ll bring my BT Sport team. I’ll bring Rio Ferdinand, you can bring Seedorf, I’ll bring Ferdinand.” Catterall said.
Catterall’s list of football players surely didn’t impress Khabib. The former lightweight champion then listed several bigger names to play in his team. He said he could recruit Karim Benzema, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and also Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Brother, I never hear about your team. Okay you bring who? Ferdinand? I’m going to bring Cristiano, Ibrahimovic, I can bring Benzema, Ibrahimovic, Cristiano and Casillas!” Khabib said.
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