After being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 with a 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich, French giants Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly looking to create a new mixed martial arts team with former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov set to become their mentor. The team is likely to be named 'PSG MMA' with the Dagestani fighter playing a major role in shaping its direction.
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In 2011, Qatar Sports Investments acquired PSG and Nasser Al-Khelaifi was named the club's 17th president. Since then, the Parisians have made their presence felt in the world football, however, failed to win any European championship apart from their domestic leagues.
Despite not winning the biggest competitions, PSG is still considered one of the giants in the world football and the French club has now decided to enter the MMA world by launching its latest venture in the sport. Reportedly, PSG will rope in former UFC lightweight champion and undefeated martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov to lead the project. However, any official confirmation about the same is pending from both the parties.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has built some strong relationships with many football icons as the Russian fighter was seen with prominent football names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Sir Alex Ferguson, former PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimović and even the current PSG and France sensation Kylian Mbappe.
Meanwhile, PSG lost both their UCL Round of 16 legs against Bayern Munich and will now concentrate on the Ligue 1, where they are currently leading with eight points clear off the second-placed Marseille. On the other hand, Khabib's cousin Usman Nurmagomedov defended his Bellator lightweight championship title against Benson Henderson on Friday night in the grand prix quarterfinal at SAP Center in San Jose, California.
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