Since finishing his martial arts career more than a year ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov has devoted himself to various jobs that interested him. In the foreground, it is the job of mentors, managers, but also coaches of fighters from the Eagle MMA team, primarily Islam Makhachev, and the second is the job of the owner of the promotion.
After buying the then Gorrilla Fighting Championship, changing its name to the Eagle Fighting Championship, Khabib kept the events and promotions on Russian territory. But from next year, he will bring his promotion to the United States.
The first event will take place in January, and he started to strengthen the roster with some famous names, such as Kevin Lee and Rashas Evans. It should be a promotion through which he will promote his talented fighters, by no means an attempt to compete with the UFC.
Dana White is not so worried, but looks positively at the promotion of one of the best fighters in history. But did Khabib contact him for any advice?
White on Khabib
Obviously White thinks that it will not be easy for Khabib, since he knows what kind of job it is and how much responsibility he has, but it seems that Khabib wants it and will not stop "I haven't talked to Khabib about his promotion.
He'll find out what it's like to be on the other side. It's not as much fun as he does. He'll learn. If he doesn't already know some things, he'll find out quickly," White told MMA. Junkie, adding: Still, White doesn’t run away from helping the fighter who dominated his organization "If he asks me for some advice, of course I'll give it to him.
But he's obviously decided to find out the hard way how it is." Khabib’s promotion has already done one deal with the UFC, the one about showing events on the Fight Pass platform, which is certainly another very good training ground for fighters to be seen in the world’s biggest MMA promotion.
Will Khabib as a promoter be as successful as a fighter? Hard work, he will certainly have even stronger competition here than the one that awaited him in the Octagon. The MMA scene can be very strange, but Khabib is also aware of what kind of wolves he is among, and what a path he had to the very top. Now he has to deal with everything as it is so far, and to make a respectable organization