UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov may be done inside the Octagon, but the former lightweight champion is still making his presence known.
Recently, Nurmagomedov appeared in the latest ad for Etihad Airways. Appearing with him in the advertisement is Dutch Football legend Clarence Seedorf as the two take an Etihad Airways flight to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup that is scheduled to start this November.
Had the pleasure of flying @etihad with a special guest onboard from Abu Dhabi to Doha. When flying for the biggest football tournament of the year expect nothing less than extraordinary with them. More on my experience here https://t.co/SSgmIYZI0M#Etihad #Etihadairways pic.twitter.com/IrSBeUp8Bv
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 6, 2022
As a big fan of European football, or Soccer as it is known in the United States, Khabib Nurmagodov has rubbed elbows with some of the sport’s absolute best including Cristiano Ronaldo, Sir Alex Ferguson, Patrice Evra, and Kylian Mbappe.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Clarence Seedorf Open Soccer School in Canada
Khabib Nurmagomedov and his on-screen partner in the TV spot, Clarence Seedorf, opened an MMA-integrated soccer school in Toronto, Canada. According to the website, the SK Performance Club takes a “new approach to football academies where football and martial arts are integrated in one methodology, involving boys and girls in an educational process from a physical and psychological point of view.”
Per their mission statement, the performance center was born from the friendship between ‘The Eagle‘ and Seedorf and aims to promote equality and inclusion for the next generation of athletes.
“Our mission is to share the values that unite us with the kids in the world promoting intercultural knowledge, equality, inclusion and respect, using sport to facilitate the positive impact we want to have. Our friendship has translated into the Seedorf Khabib Performance Club and we wish our brotherhood to be an inspiration to the world. – Clarence Seedorf & Khabib Nurmagomedov.”