Khabib Nurmagomedov turned down a glass of wine from Sir Alex Ferguson during the trip to watch Ronaldo
Khabib Nurmagomedov turned down a glass of wine from Sir Alex Ferguson during his trip to see friend Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford…with a total UFC star who joked ‘if I drink I could destroy you all!’
- Khabib Nurmagomedov turned down a glass of wine from Sir Alex Ferguson
- The former UFC star and Ferguson were joined by Patrice Evra and Usain Bolt
- Khabib joked to former United boss ‘if I drink I could destroy you all’
- The Russian was at Old Trafford to support his good friend Cristiano Ronaldo
Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed how he turned down a glass of wine from Sir Alex Ferguson before joking that he could ‘bruise’ former United boss Usain Bolt and Patrice Evra.
The former UFC star attended Old Trafford for United’s clash with Everton to support his good friend Cristiano Ronaldo, who was on the bench for the 1-1 draw.
Khabib was pictured talking to Ferguson, Evra and Bolt in the boardroom and the Russian has now revealed that he had to politely decline the Scot’s offer of an alcoholic drink.
Khabib Nurmagomedov Revealed How He Rejected a Glass of Sir Alex Ferguson’s Wine
The Russian was pictured talking to Ferguson, Patrice Evra and Usain Bolt
The 33-year-old is a devout Muslim and therefore tee-total.
‘I had to explain it to him’ [Ferguson]said Khabib, as quoted by RT.
‘There are two things: you can be straight’ [with him] and say “no, no, no – I’m Muslim, I never drink.”
“But I also said to him, ‘This isn’t good, because if I drink, I can smash you all. It’s not a good idea.”
The ex-UFC star joked that a drink could make him ‘crush’ former United boss Bolt and Evra
Khabib was pictured wearing a United shirt with ‘Khabib’ and the number seven on the back
“Patrice Evra and Usain Bolt understand. Alex Ferguson asked me about wine. It’s good for him – I’m not judging him.
‘[Ferguson] understands because he thinks I shouldn’t hit everyone, so he said, “Okay, don’t drink.”
Khabib later posted a photo of himself and Ferguson on Instagram, along with the caption, “It was a great honor to speak with a legend.”
The former MMA fighter is a Real Madrid fan, but his friendship with Ronaldo brought him to Old Trafford.
He was pictured wearing a United shirt with ‘Khabib – 7’ on the back. His friendship with the Portuguese star dates back to Ronaldo’s days at Madrid.
They posed together for a photo while Ronaldo was still at the club, with Khabib again holding a Los Blancos shirt, again wearing the number 7. The Russian admitted earlier this year that the two “talk almost every day”.
The 33-year-old’s friendship with Ronaldo goes back to the Portuguese star’s days at Real Madrid
After confirming Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford after a 12-year absence, Khabib revealed he was informed of the move a month earlier.
“A month ago he told me he was moving to Manchester United,” Nurmagomedov told reporters at the New Knowledge Marathon in Moscow.
“I expected this deal to happen. I think Manchester United are more suitable for him than Juventus. The switch was no surprise to me.’
Ronaldo also congratulated the Russian on his glorious career following his retirement from UFC 254.
Ronaldo came in in the 57th minute on Saturday but was unable to make an impact as Everton came from behind to earn a point.