Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed his hilarious response when Sir Alex Ferguson asked if he wanted a drink after Manchester United’s draw with Everton back in 2021.
There was a lot of talk about United’s number seven shirt on the day, and for once it wasn’t all about Cristiano Ronaldo, although plenty still was.
Khabib was a surprise guest at Old Trafford for the Premier League game with Everton, and ahead of kick-off he posed with the number seven shirt in the stadium.
Most United fans would have been considering reaching for the bottle at full time but, as a devout Muslim, Khabib doesn’t drink alcohol.
The former UFC champion was offered a drink by Fergie, and gave a hilarious response that left the United legend retracting his offer.
Explaining why he doesn’t drink, Khabib said, “Drinking is not good for me because if I do then I will smash all of you guys up.”
The 33-year-old wasn’t the only guest at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, with Usain Bolt and Patrice Evra also pictured alongside the man who went undefeated throughout his MMA career.
They would have been disappointed to only see Ronaldo for the final half an hour after the former Juventus forward was left on the bench at the start of the game.
He will know all too well the powers that the sport has in bringing people together and now he’ got his United shirt he can start a new friendship…
Okay, maybe that’s a bit too far.
At least we know Khabib doesn’t need a drink in order to smash McGregor.