Khabib Nurmagomedov would take football (or soccer) over any other sport in the world. Yes, even wrestling or fighting. The UFC legend who also is an ardent football fan gives his predictions for the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.
Recently Khabib Nurmagomedov did a sit-down interview for Class A Events in Toronto on November 20th. The UFC former lightweight champion spoke about fighting, his life, and his interests. The UFC Hall of Famer was questioned about his picks for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Dagestani despite knowing several footballing stars like Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, and others, put his bias aside and gave his honest predictions.
Football fans might be a little surprised by his predictions but to each their own. Khabib Nurmagomedov, being the football fan he is, was excited to answer the question. “I think England gonna do very well, I think Brazil is very good, and I think Netherlands,” said Nurmagomedov in the interview. The crowd that cheered for every answer The Eagle gave was taken aback by the fighter going with the Dutch National team to win it all.
If you know anything about Nurmagomedov, it is that he loves his football more than anything. The fighter then went on to calm the crowd during the interview and name-drop some of the other nations that he believes could surprise the world with their football this world cup.
Khabib's predictions for the World Cup 👀 pic.twitter.com/ELxBZvuKHa— 𝕽𝖆𝖎𝖓𝖒𝖆𝖐𝖊𝖗❂ (@Sa_Gwang) November 21, 2022
The FIFA World Cup 2022 takes place in Qatar, the middle east, which is a very special place for Khabib Nurmagomedov. The fighter often visits the middle east and also received great hospitality during his fighting career in the UFC. The fighter has trained a lot and is a huge star in the middle east.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was stunned by Saudi Arabia’s win over Argentina in the World Cup
There was no doubt that Nurmagomedov was going to pay close attention to the ongoing FIFA World Cup. And the fighter was as stunned as anyone else in the world when underdogs Saudi Arabia defeated mighty Argentina led by Lionel Messi in the opening game of their world cup campaign. Argentina was widely regarded as the favorite to win the tournament as they came into the world cup with a stunning 36-game winning streak.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is very active on his social media, reacted to Saudi’s win over Messi’s Argentina on his Instagram story. The fighter has over 30 million followers on his Instagram and shared the news of the underdogs ending Argentina’s winning streak claiming the win to be “historical”.
Nurmagomedov has spent a lot of time in the middle east and has also visited the country and received great hospitality. The fighter is a huge fan of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and surely will be rooting for his friend to make glory in what is going to be the legend’s final football world cup run.