UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has left no secret of his support for La Liga’s football club Real Madrid and it appears that his affection for the club runs deep, after he jokingly refused a photograph with a young Barcelona supporter.
Russian star Khabib Nurmagomedov was taking pictures with youngsters before refusing to have one taken with a Barcelona fan.
“No, no, no, he is a Barcelona guy, no. Not with you brother,” Nurmagomedov said in jest of the young fan when he requested a snap with the UFC’s undefeated 155lb champion. “I am Real Madrid, brother”, Khabib added.
The youngster inquired if Khabib’s support of the team had diminished after the Portuguese’s move to Juventus a year ago, on which, Khabib replied, “It doesn’t matter, Ronaldo or not.”
“If you say Hala Madrid, we are going to take a picture. Let’s go!,” Khabib then declared, in a move which would eventually secure the selfie with the Dagestani superstar.
The fan gave in and Khabib agreed to the picture.
Khabib refused to take a photo with a Barca fan untill he said ‘Hala Madrid’ lmao
You love to see this pic.twitter.com/9ejugYLOgh
— jak (@jakkrm) June 15, 2019
Khabib is scheduled to return to action for the first time since his victory against Conor McGregor in October of last year when he defends his 155lb championship against interim titleholder Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on September 7.