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Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts to the retirement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

LockerRoom Team
06 June 2023

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has retired from football and Khabib Nurmagomedov gave a heartfelt reaction to the retirement.

Khabib Nurmagomedov's passion for football is widely recognized and celebrated by his fans. Despite his reputation as one of the greatest MMA fighters in the world, he has consistently displayed a strong interest in various sports, with football holding a special place in his heart.

In fact, 'The Eagle' has openly expressed that if he hadn't pursued a career in MMA, he would have wholeheartedly embraced football instead. Owing to his immense popularity, Nurmagomedov has had the privilege of connecting with numerous football stars, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the accomplished forward of AC Milan.

Nurmagomedov and Ibrahimovic have cultivated a genuine and friendly bond, frequently speaking highly of each other. Recently, when Ibrahimovic made the announcement of his retirement, the Russian MMA legend conveyed his heartfelt reaction through a post on social media.

“LEGEND,” Khabib wrote on his social media page.

Following AC Milan's final game of the 2022-23 season, the 41-year-old footballer officially bid farewell to the sport. In response, the former UFC lightweight champion shared a video capturing Ibrahimovic's emotional farewell on his Instagram story.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, having enjoyed an illustrious career representing renowned clubs such as FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris St-Germain, and many others.

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However, after his last match with AC Milan at the age of 41, Ibrahimovic made the decision to retire from professional football. As he bid farewell, he received a heartwarming tribute from fans and teammates alike. The emotional farewell video posted by the Serie A League's Twitter account captures the genuine tears in Ibrahimovic's eyes. The fans will forever cherish the presence of this remarkable Swedish star and dearly miss him on the football field.

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