On June 4, K habib Nurmagomedov, the undefeated former UFC fighter, posted a cryptic tweet, fueling speculation among netizens about what the future holds for the Russian in combat sports. The 34-year-old athlete retired from active competition on October 24, 2020, after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
During his eight-year run in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, “The Eagle” amassed a 29-0-win record, while defeating Conor McGregor, Edson Barboza, Rafael dos Anjos, and Dustin Poirier, among others. The longest reigning UFC Lightweight Champion in history, won eight of those fights by knockout, 11 by submission, and 10 by referee’s decision.
Earlier today, Khabib Nurmagomedov took to Twitter to send out an interesting tweet accompanied with a video, which read, “Wow, I'm about to fight and guess who's facing me? A younger version of myself! He's all fired up, just like I used to be. But then, out of nowhere, something weird happens. Wondering where this is leading me? Stick around to see what is next”.
Watch the video here:
But the netizens quickly found out that the Russian had revealed his collaboration with a sports metaverse platform Gameplan. It is a company which has a free-to-play app for the fans to enjoy mini-games, have interactions with star athletes, and much more.
Shortly afterwards, a plethora of tweets came the way of Khabib Nurmagomedov, with certain fans expressing their anguish and ridiculing his new gaming collab. The entire comments section was filled with people going back and forth against each other, literally creating a chaotic situation in social media terms.
Check the fan reactions here: