Khabib Nurmagomedov is world-class in the mixed martial arts (MMA) cage, but the former UFC Lightweight champion appears to be a little out of his element in a race car. Nurmagomedov (29-0) sat in the passenger seat of professional driver Anton Avdeyev in an amusing video published by the Russian driver on Friday. “The Eagle” laughs as the car takes sharp, bumpy turns. At one point, the protective visor on his helmet abruptly drops down.
You can watch the video embedded above.
Nurmagomedov retired following a successful defense of the 155-pound title against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 at “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. “The Eagle” scored a second-round technical submission via triangle choke on Oct. 24, 2020. Despite UFC President Dana White’s insistence that Nurmagomedov would return, the Dagestan native remains retired with an undefeated record and victories over Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, Al Iaquinta, Edson Barboza, Michael Johnson and Rafael dos Anjos, among others.