The famous footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic expressed support for the reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who will have to defend his belt in a duel with Justin Gatji on October 24. Ibrahimovic posted a video clip of Nurmagomedov’s speech at a press conference before the fight with Conor McGregor, which took place in October 2018, on his Instagram story.
As a reminder, during that press conference, Khabib announced that he would defeat McGregor and exclaimed: “Alhamdulillah!” – an interjection for the glory of Allah.
The last rival of Nurmagomedov was Dustin Poirier. The Russian athlete defeated the American in a duel that took place in September 2019. He has 28 victories in 28 fights in mixed martial arts. Gaethje defeated Tony Ferguson in May. He has 22 wins and 2 losses in 24 fights in MMA.