Former UFC ace Khabib Nurmagomedov is apparently splashing into other ventures following his time in the octagon. The undefeated lightweight is on the verge to launch ‘Eagle Mobile’, which is touted to be a mobile virtual network operator.
The 32-year-old’s company ‘Khabib Telekom’ has already made the arrangements to file a patent for the company logo. The approach for the patent was confirmed by the Rospatent, Russia’s Federal Service for Intellectual Property.
“Network users often have issues with their operators about a range of hidden charges from their account. Khabib’s personal responsibility is so that such situations don’t occur, and also the loyalty and enthusiasm of his following will be instrumental in the switch of a chunk of users to Eagle Mobile services,” said Mikhail Lechtman, a legal representative for the firm
Eagle Moblie customers boast perks including Khabib’s signed merchandise
The company claims to offer seamless wireless communication services through the ‘Dagestani Eagle’, the SIM card named after the MMA star’s ring name. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) SIM card can be used on any device.
Apart from the promised telecommunications service, other exciting perks for the customers await as well. The loyalty scheme provided by the firm will allow the users to avail signed merchandise, exclusive clips of his fights or even a photo with the 29-0 superstar.
Khabib is not expected to play a direct role in operating the venture and is slated to remain at a co-owner capacity along with being the face of the company.
While Khabib announced his retirement only a few months ago at a 29-0 record owing to a promise made to his mother, his comeback rumours are already making the rounds after a “30-0” tweet from manager Ali Abdelaziz.
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) November 10, 2020
UFC Dana White also feels that the last fight is in the books for the elusive 30-0 record.
“Well, you know, he did not say that he will fight. But he did not say no either. He’s considering the 30-0. His father wanted it. And I think that he was super emotional, had the mumps, broken toes, trained on a stationary bike for that fight and then came in and fought.”