‘I Can Smash All of You Guys’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals Why He Was About to Smash Sir Alex Ferguson, Patrice Evra and Usain Bolt

Published 10/05/2021, 5:03 AM EDT
MOSCOW, RUSSIA SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: Mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks at the 2nd New Knowledge educational marathon (forum). The New Knowledge Forum runs from 1 to 3 September 2021 as a new school year begins in Russia. Artyom Geodakyan/TASS (Photo by Artyom GeodakyanTASS via Getty Images)


UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed a funny incident during his visit to Old Trafford in an interview. ‘The Eagle’ said he could have jokingly smashed Sir Alex Ferguson and Usain Bolt.

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Nurmagomedov is an ardent soccer fan. He religiously follows soccer and plays it in his free time. Recently, the 33-year-old attended the home game of Manchester United at Old Trafford in England. During his visit, ‘The Eagle’ met some celebrities behind the scenes, including Usain Bolt, Patrice Evra, and Sir Alex Ferguson.

During their meet, the ex-manager of Manchester United offered ‘The Eagle’ a drink. However, Nurmagomedov, a pious believer of Islam, refused the drink with a witty reply.

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The Dagestan native later recalled the funny scenario at a conference. Nurmagomedov said, Even today when I was in Old Trafford, I was with Patrice Evra, it was Usain Bolt, it was Sir Alex Ferguson, and Alex Ferguson asked me about wine. For him, it is good. You know I don’t judge him, but how I have to explain him. There is two things, you can be straight and I said ‘no no no, I’m Muslim, I never drink.”

He added, “But other things I told him this is not good because if I drink, I can smash all of you guys. This is not a good idea for me. Being Muslim it’s not easy but same time you don’t have to make this tough. Just be a good person and show them you are Muslim and that’s it. And I think Usain Bolt and Patrice Evra they understand, but Sir Alex Ferguson understands because he don’t want I smash everybody and he said okay. He said don’t drink wine.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and his love for football

‘The Eagle’, one of the greatest fighters to enter the octagon, has a 13-fight undefeated streak in the UFC. Additionally, the Dagestan native has an impressive professional fighting record of 29-0 under his name. However, the 33-year-old has always claimed that he ended up a fighter by chance. He revealed that he wanted to take up football professionally.

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Following his retirement from fighting, ‘The Eagle’ has been seen playing football for most of his time. He also posts videos of himself playing the game on social media. Also, he joked about being a ‘Free Agent’ and claimed that he could make his debut in football. No matter what sport it is, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fans would always love to see him in action.

What are your thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s love for football? Would you like to see him play professionally? Let us know in the comments.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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