Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to expand his MMA promotion in the U.S. in 2022

Written by on November 29, 2021

Khabib Nurmagomedov might be retired from the UFC, but he's as busy as ever.

The undefeated former UFC lightweight champion told ESPN this weekend that his MMA promotion, Eagle FC, is planning an expansion into the United States. Nurmagomedov said Eagle FC will hold an event January in Miami and there is another event being targeted for that city in March.

Nurmagomedov, 33, bought the promotion formerly known as Gorilla Fighting Championship late in 2020. Since December 2020, the rebranded Eagle FC -- named after Nurmagomedov's nickname "The Eagle" -- has run 15 events, mostly . . .

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