Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jose Aldo: Here is Who UFC Fighters Will Support in the UCL Final Tonight, Manchester City or Chelsea

Published 05/29/2021, 3:24 PM EDT


Manchester City and Chelsea clash tonight to be crowned Europe’s best. Both teams look to be crowned the champions of the UEFA Champions League. Ahead of the clash, we take a look at whom UFC fighters like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jose Aldo support.

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Nurmagomedov happens to be a Real Madrid CF fan. However, ahead of his fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, ‘The Eagle’ said he would like to go to England to watch teams like Manchester City, Liverpool, and Manchester United play. So, one can assume he will be supporting the blue side of Manchester tonight in the mega clash.

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On the other hand, former WEC and UFC featherweight kingpin, Jose Aldo is an ardent Chelsea fan. The Brazilian happens to be a good soccer player himself.

He put his skills on display ahead of his fight against Kenny Florian. He is also a supporter of Flamengo. But tonight one can assume he will be rooting for the London-based outfit.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 10: Jose Aldo of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 251 official weigh-in inside Flash Forum at UFC Fight Island on July 10, 2020 on Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Apart from that, there are other UFC fighters who are ardent lovers of the sport as well. But none of them have openly documented their support for the likes of City and Chelsea. Most of them support Manchester United, Real Madrid CF, and other clubs with bigger heritage.

Will a UFC fighter ever own a soccer club?

Conor McGregor has expressed his interest recently in buying a soccer club. The former 2-division champion is a big fan of Manchester United and Chelsea. He has expressed having ownership of either club sometimes in the future.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland crouches in his corner while staring down Jose Aldo of Brazil before their featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It remains to be seen if any of the biggest stars in the UFC like ‘The Notorious‘ or ‘The Eagle‘ will eventually own a club. But for now, one shall keep an eye on how the UEFA Champions League final unfolds between Manchester City and Chelsea.

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Who gets crowned the king of Europe? Let us know your pick.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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