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Marcus Banks

UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov sends 12-word message with new Liverpool post

UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov has shared a new picture from his trip to watch Liverpool play at Anfield earlier this year.

The Russian fighter retired from mixed-martial-arts in October 2020 with an undefeated professional record of 29-0 - including a win against Conor McGregor - as the UFC's lightweight champion.

Since his retirement, Khabib has cornered his teammates and focused most of his efforts on coaching while taking in football matches all over the globe.

Khabib was pictured at Anfield in January 2023 alongside Liverpool legend Ian Rush after the 0-0 draw against Graham Potter's Chelsea.

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Rush posted the image to Instagram with the caption: "“Welcome to Anfield @khabib_nurmagomedov YNWA true gentleman".

It appears Khabib is still reminiscing on his visit to Merseyside to watch the Reds after posting a new image from outside Anfield to his Instagram page which boasts over 34m followers.

His caption read: "It was a couple of months ago … I just love this game."

January wasn't the first time Khabib visited Liverpool to watch Jurgen Klopp's men in action after being spotted in attendance during the 2-2 draw against Manchester City in October 2021 where he was supporting the visitors.

He said after the game: "It was amazing atmosphere today, but the game was even better. Today I was rooting for Man City. I just love this sport."

The 34-year-old has been pictured all over the country watching Premier League games and was given a tour of Manchester United by some of the club's current and ex-players but is known to support La Liga giants Real Madrid.


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