Khabib Nurmagomedov Meets Cristiano Ronaldo In Spain
Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 and he took a break of his preparations this weekend to visit Spain.
During his time in the country, Nurmagomedov was invited to watch Real Madrid take on Real Sociedad in La Liga soccer match yesterday and he witnessed Madrid win the match 5-2. On the scoresheet for Madrid was their talisman Cristino Ronaldo. After watching the Portuguese striker bag himself a hattrick, Nurmagomedov was invited to meet him and the two exchanged gifts.
Great to see you champ. G.O.A.T. @cristiano Congratulations on your beautiful performance yesterday night. Вчера по приглашению королевского клуба @realmadrid посетил их матч. После игры увидился с одним из величайших футболистов за всю историю футбола @cristiano Для меня это было очень эмоционально, так как я являюсь большим любителем игры Португальца и самой команды #РеалМадрид
Ronaldo gifted Nurmagomedov a signed shirt and ball, while the Russian returned the favour by giving Ronaldo one of his famous papakha hats, a hat native to his homeland of Dagestan.
In the captions of his photos, Nurmagomedov wrote:
“Great to see you champ. G.O.A.T. @cristiano. Congratulations on your beautiful performance yesterday night.”
Ronaldo famously met up with Conor McGregor in Las Vegas back in July 2016 ahead of the Irishman’s rematch with Nate Diaz. No doubt Nurmagomedov will be hoping that meeting Ronaldo will bring him similar luck when he faces Ferguson on April 7.