Dana White Warns Khabib Nurmagomedov About Promoter Role: ‘Not As Fun As It Seems’

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Dana White believes Khabib Nurmagomedov will learn what it’s like to promote fights the hard way.

Nurmagomedov’s promotion Eagle FC is set for its North American debut next month on January 28 when names such as Tyrone Spong, Sergei Kharitonov and Rashad Evans all compete in Miami.

Although he doesn’t plan on competing with the UFC, Nurmagomedov is a natural competitor and even poked fun at White in a recent press conference.

So what does White think of his former fighter entering the promoter game?

“I haven’t talked to Khabib about his promotion at all,” White said at the UFC Vegas 45 post-fight press conference last night (via MMA Junkie). “He’s going to find out what it’s like to be on the other side. It’s not as fun as it seems. He’s going to learn. If he doesn’t know, he’s going to know.”

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Dana White Open To Advising Nurmagomedov

Of course, if Nurmagomedov does require any assistance or help, White would be more than open to provide a few tips given his decades of experience in the fight game.

That said, the UFC head honcho believes “The Eagle” will learn things the hard way.

“If he calls me and wants advice, I would absolutely give him advice,” White added. “But I think he’s going to learn the hard way.”

Do you think Khabib Nurmagomedov’s promotion will compete with the UFC and Dana White down the line?