UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov delighted to meet ‘legendary’ David Beckham at PSG’s demolition of Real Madrid
- UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov met David Beckham on Wednesday
- The pair watched on as PSG thrashed Real Madrid in the Champions League
- Khabib hailed Beckham as ‘legendary’ in a post on his official Instagram account
UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed his delight at meeting David Beckham after the pair watched PSG’s Champions League win over Real Madrid.
Nurmagomedov and Beckham were special guests at the game and crossed paths inside the stadium ahead of kick-off before posing for a picture together.
The UFC lightweight champion posted a picture of the pair together on his official Instagram account after the game and hailed Beckham as ‘legendary’.
Khabib Nurmagomedov met David Beckham before PSG’s win over Real Madrid on Wednesday
The pair were special guests at the Champions League clash as PSG ran out 3-0 winners
Nurmagomedov is a big football fan and attended Real Madrid’s clash with Real Sociedad in February 2018, after which he was given Cristiano Ronaldo’s match worn jersey.
Back in his homeland, Russia, the 30-year-old supports Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala and is a regular at home games when he isn’t preparing for UFC bouts.
Nurmagomedov recently defeated American Dustin Poirier via a rear naked choke midway through the third round of their lightweight world title clash in Dubai.
Nurmagomedov beat Dustin Poirier recently to continue his dominance of lightweight division
The bout was the Russian’s first since he sensationally defeated Conor McGregor in October 2018 and the pair could well meet in the octagon again in 2020.
McGregor has repeatedly called for a rematch between the pair, while Nurmagomedov criticised McGregor’s conduct after his most recent win.