UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov left the Nou Camp with the proper memento on Tuesday evening: Kylian Mbappe’s shirt.
The Russian fighter watched on from the stands as Mbappe’s scintillating hat-trick helped Paris Saint-Germain put one foot within the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-1 victory at Barcelona.
Khabib, who not too long ago vacated his light-weight title by quitting the UFC, boasts Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk as mates – and watched the match with Leeds proprietor Andrea Radrizzani.
It could seem he’s additionally fairly pally with Mbappe, managing to get his palms on maybe probably the most particular shirt of the Frenchman’s home profession.
Having earlier shared movies of Radrizzani exhibiting him Leeds clips, Khabib took to Instagram after the match to point out off the jersey, addressed to him with a message from Mbappe.
It says quite a bit concerning the PSG famous person, who has already received 4 Ligue 1 titles and a World Cup aged 22, that he would give away a shirt from such a memorable event.
In the meantime, Khabib has plans to play alongside his new good friend in the future, having not too long ago revealed a dialog with PSG’s possession about attempting knowledgeable soccer profession.
He advised Match TV: “To play soccer on knowledgeable stage is a childhood dream. In fact, I’ve such a want. Soccer is the king of sports activities in spite of everything.
“Who haven’t I mentioned this with! I’ve spoken even with the UEFA president Aleskandr Ceferin, with the proprietor of PSG, sure and even with Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Nevertheless, there are nonetheless hopes Khabib will return to the UFC, the place he’s thought of one of many best ever fighters, to defend his crown.