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Sheep-loving Khabib launches mobile network, has ‘no interest’ in UFC return

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Bears are out. Sheep are in.

UFC Fighter Portraits Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov just bought a couple of new sheep, which I’m sure comes as a delight to the bull calves already clomping around his farm in Dagestan.

As for UFC President Dana White? Sucks to be ewe.

That’s because the Las Vegas fight boss has been trying to convince the mixed martial arts (MMA) community that Nurmagomedov will be coming back to combat sports, even though “The Eagle” retired after his UFC 254 victory over Justin Gaethje.

“You can fight until you’re 40 but there should be a goal,” Nurmagomedov told TASS.ru during a recent appearance (via RT Sport). “I had a goal to reach the summit and I got there. Further, I have no competitive interest. Next year I will graduate. I’d like to [build on] my thesis, do a masters course, dedicate more time to studying. I’ve bought sheep, I tend to my farm. I’d like to develop in this field a little. I have the bull calves out to feed, I have cows.”

In addition to his animal farm, the 32 year-old Nurmagomedov recently launched his own mobile virtual network operator called “Eagle Mobile” (seriously) with new customers getting exclusive signed merchandise for subscribing.

What better way to send location?

According to RT Sport, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) will provide wireless communications services through a sim card that can be used on any device. The goal is to eliminate hidden charges and fees often found throughout other mobile networks.

Take note, Verizon.