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Sheikh Hamdan meets UFC star Khabib in Dubai

Ashwani Kumar/Abu Dhabi
Filed on February 27, 2021
Sheikh Hamdan with Khabib Nurmagomedov. — Khabib Instagram

Khabib is a regular visitor to the UAE

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday shared a picture of meeting Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Princeof Dubai.

“It was good to see you after training my friend,” Khabib wrote in his Instagram post.

Khabib is a regular visitor to the UAE. Last month, he was present at the UAE Warriors championship held in the memory of his late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

After announcing his retirement from the UFC in October last year, Khabib has been reportedly focusing on managing the newly acquired Eagle Fighting Championship and preparing his team for the UFC. He also plans to open the first ever Khabib Gym in Abu Dhabi.

However, UFC boss Dana White has been trying to convince the Russian ‘Eagle’ for one last bout. Khabib hung his gloves with a 29-0 career record. However, the 32-year-old Dagestani continues to feature officially as the lightweight champion and No.1 on pound-for-pound ranking.

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