As an energetic fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov was among the crucial influential figures in mixed martial arts. It seems hell continue to be one in his retirement.
Nurmagomedov, 33, presented on Wednesday that his MMA promo, Eagle FC, has signed former UFC light-weight Kevin Lee to a special agreement. Nurmagomedov in addition specified his firm plans to completely open a brand name brand-new 165-pound weight class– a topic of dispute within the sport for a while.
Lee (18-7) combated within the UFC from 2014 to 2021. He completed at 155 and 170 kilos however campaigned– unsuccessfully– for the addition of a 165-pound weight class.
” It must be large details for lots of fighters world large,” Nurmagomedov advised ESPN. “I do understand a number of fighters need 165. A lot of fighters can not make 155 and theyre somewhat small at 170.
” Actually, this isnt exclusively about Kevin Lee. That is about a number of fighters. I do called an outcome of as soon as I was a fighter, how I utilized to be feeling in there and I used to be speaking with a variety of fighters world broad, they have been asking, Why various promos– UFC, Bellator, PFL– why they not make 165?”.
Nurmagomedov even inspired UFC light-weight Dustin Poirier to attach his 165-pound weight class. Poirier is signed to the UFC and simply got here up quick in a title quote in opposition to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 over the weekend in Las Vegas.
Born in Dagestan, Nurmagomedov bought Eagle FC in 2020. The promo is holding its very first U.S.-based event on Jan. 28 in Miami. The retired previous champ states he has large plans for his promo, and expects it to become a world model.
” Ive a lot info and I can share my information with lots of people,” Nurmagomedov mentioned. “I could make tight location for lots of fighters world broad. You guys will know extremely rapidly about this platform, the location fighters can be happy.
” It needs to be large details for lots of fighters world large,” Nurmagomedov recommended ESPN. An entire lot of fighters can not make 155 and theyre somewhat small at 170.
I do understand as an outcome of when I was a fighter, how I utilized to be feeling in there and I used to be speaking with a number of fighters world large, they have been asking, Why different promos– UFC, Bellator, PFL– why they not make 165?”.
“I could make tight location for lots of fighters world wide.