UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was in attendance for Paris Saint-Germain’s historic win against Barcelona – and the Russian fighter went home with an incredible gift to remember the night.
The French champions dropped a masterclass against Ronald Koeman’s side in their Champions League round of 16 clash on Tuesday night, as the supremely talented Kylian Mbappe ran rampant on the grandest of stages.
Mbappe netted a fantastic hat-trick against the Catalan giants in the 4-1 win, taking home the match ball after one of his finest performances in a PSG shirt.
With his Man of the Match award – and the match ball – in hand, Mbappe looked delighted after the full-time whistle.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 16, 2021
The 22-year-old forward, who became just the third player to score a Champions League hat-trick against Barcelona, later bumped into Khabib Nurmagomedov at the Camp Nou, where the pair exchanged words.
Mbappe even signed his match-worn shirt and handed it over to the UFC legend in a brilliant gesture.
Not a bad memento of the night, huh?
Khabib was in attendance for Barca vs PSG in the Champions League and he got Kylian Mbappé's jersey 🤯👊 pic.twitter.com/5phcfNdujC
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) February 17, 2021
✅ Score a hat-trick against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
✅ Get a picture with Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is a massive Real Madrid fan, after the game!
— The Fight Bubble (@thefightbubble) February 16, 2021
The Dagestani fighter also stood next to Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas after the game and posed for a picture alongside another signed shirt.
He posted the picture on social media alongside the caption: “Thank you so much.”
Khabib is at Camp Nou rn for the PSG vs Barcelona. He’s gonna be very happy when Barcelona lose lool. He also said “Hey Dana you here? Let’s make fight here 100,000 people, let’s go” 😂 @TeamKhabib pic.twitter.com/lX30W8gdqs
— Karthik (@VVKarthik97) February 16, 2021
It was an eventful evening for the Russian, who recorded an Instagram live ahead of the Champions League clash, where he urged UFC president Dana White to host an event in front of 100,000 fans.
Oh, and he also watched a Leeds United game alongside club owner Andrea Radrizzani.