“Be careful, Eagle FC is here,” Khabib Nurmagomedov issues warning to UFC about treating fighters poorly
Khabib Nurmagomedov & Dana White
MMA fighters now have a new promotion to head to. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s EAGLE FC has its doors open to any big-name fighters that are running out of contract. The former UFC champion has warned his fellow competitors to watch out for their fighter’s welfare else he might take them.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, the greatest lightweight fighter might have retired from professional fighting in 2020 but the Dagestani has involved himself in various other businesses involving MMA. His most serious venture is his own MMA promotion, which is making its US debut. Khabib has said publicly that he is looking to strengthen his roster and will be watching out for free agents.
In a recent press conference ahead of Eagle FC 44 which is set to take place at the FLXcast Arena in Miami this Friday for the US debut, Khabib has some exciting fighters lined up for the American fans. Nurmagomedov has managed to put up a lineup that consists of fighters like Tyrone Spong, Sergei Kharitonov, Kevin Lee, Rashad Evans, and Diego Sanchez. Khabib says he will look forward to signing more big names from his competitive promotions.
“We are looking for great athletes with good names,” says Khabib Nurmagomedov
“Big organizations like the UFC, Bellator, they have to be careful with their fighters because Eagle FC is here,” said Khabib in the press conference. “Of course, we are trying to sign good athletes, great athletes with good names. At the same time, we are also working with the younger generations. We have these two goals. I just want to say be careful. If they don’t treat their fighters good, Eagle FC is here.”
The Dagestani has managed to create interest and hype around his new promotion by signing huge names from the UFC. Fighters like Kevin Lee, Diego Sanchez were immediately recruited by Khabib and his team following their release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Apart from the fighter’s Khabib’s name has managed to pull a great audience for his fight events.
Khabib now has openly warned his competitors of recruiting fighters from their promotions. UFC is one of the biggest promotions that currently are facing a lot of troubles regarding fighter’s pay. Do you think Khabib’s promotion will find success in a short time?