“The Lion and the Eagle” – Fans on CLOUD 9 over ex-Milan great Zlatan Ibrahimovic and UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov meet up at San Siro in Italy

Zlatan and Khabib link-up in Italy at Milan's match against Roma.


“The Lion and the Eagle” – Fans on CLOUD 9 over ex-Milan great Zlatan Ibrahimovic and UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov meet up at San Siro in Italy

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Source_ AC Milan's Instagram)

AC Milan legend and icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic was spotted with UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov during the clash against AS Roma at the San Siro. Both stars created a moment of sporting professionals’ common interests in each other’s game.

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Khabib expressed his gratitude to the club in a video posted on Instagram on the club’s socials. Khabib told his followers it was his first time stepping inside the San Siro and was thankful for the experience. Zlatan had also made an Instagram post about “UFC 300” in a picture with Khabib.

Zlatan gifted him an AC Milan jersey titled ‘UNDEFEATED‘ and number ‘290‘. Zlatan and Khabib were seen involved in a conversation before his jersey gesture. Khabib seemed to have relished the opportunity of witnessing a great fixture.

Zlatan is famous for being known as a ‘Lion‘ and Khabib, sometimes as ‘The Eagle‘ fans expressed their joy at seeing the crossover of two prominent sports. This legendary interaction is doing rounds on social media as Milan cruised through an easy win of 3-1 over Roma.

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In an unexpected turn, retired lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov surprised fans with his presence in Italy. Social media buzzed with glimpses of the MMA legend enjoying downtime.

Khabib Nurgamegedov and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Source: Zlatan Ibrahimovich’s Instagram)

Here are some of the reactions:

Fans delighted in spotting the “lightweight goat” engaging with supporters, sparking speculations about a potential return, with references to UFC 300 and a rumored matchup against St. Pierre circulating. Tweets revealed a mix of admiration, playful banter, and genuine eagerness to unravel the mystery behind Khabib’s visit to Italy, showcasing his enduring allure beyond the octagon.

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