UFC lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov once refused to take a picture with a Barcelona fan until he said ‘Hala Madrid’.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is no stranger to inflicting torture. He does that on the regular with his mat skills while taking on an opponent in the UFC. The lightweight champion, a Real Madrid fan did the same, albeit to a much more hilarious result, to a Barcelona fan when he asked him to say ‘Hala Madrid’ before obliging for a photo with the young boy.
The young fan approached the Russian last summer in June. However, Khabib jokingly turned his request down.
“No, no, no, he is a Barcelona guy, no,” Nurmagomedov said in jest of the young fan when he requested a snap with the UFC’s undefeated 155lb champion, “Not with you brother.”
“I am Real Madrid, brother”, Khabib continued and added “It doesn’t matter, Ronaldo or not” when the youngster inquired if Khabib’s support of the team had waned in the wake of the Portuguese’s move to Juventus.
“If you say Hala Madrid, we are going to take a picture. Let’s go!,” Khabib then declared.
The young fan reluctantly agreed before the Dagestani superstar laughed and posed with the fan.
Watch: UFC Champion Khabib once refused to take a picture with a Barcelona fan until he said ‘Hala Madrid’
Khabib wouldn’t take a picture with a young Barcelona fan until he said ‘Hala Madrid.’ Savage 😂
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 18, 2019
In the time since, Khabib fought and defeated interim titleholder Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on September 7 to solidify his status as the sole UFC lightweight champion.
He is set to return to action on April 18 when he defends his UFC lightweight title against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249; that is, if the coronavirus pandemic allows for the event to take place.
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