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UFC Legend Khabib Nurmagomedov Signs for Russian Club FC Legion Dynamo

Arjun Singh Devgan
MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov has signed a professional contract to play with Russian side FC Legion Dynamo
MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov has signed a professional contract to play with Russian side FC Legion Dynamo / Jean Catuffe/Getty Images
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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) legend and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov signed for third-tier Russian side FC Legion Dynamo last week, thus trying his hand at professional football.

Nurmagomedov, who retired from MMA following his submission victory over Justin Gaethje on October 24 last year, had in January announced his intentions of focusing on professional football - revealing on social media that he was preparing for his stint on the field and was "ready to accept offers".

Legion Dynamo, who play in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League are currently placed third in the league, announced the signing on Instagram with a photo of Nurmagomedov shaking the hand of a club official.

Other than the post on social media, Dynamo for their part have remained relatively quiet over the signing of the MMA legend, as no terms of the deal were released to the media, while it also remains unclear as to what position Nurmagomedov will play.

The 32-year-old is not the first international superstar to athlete to make the transition to football, as he follows in the footsteps of eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt - who played for Australian side, Central Coast Mariners for two months.

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