Retired football superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a huge MMA fan.
Right now he’s ringside at UFC 294 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, supporting his friend Khamzat Chimaev who fights in the co-main event of the evening.
“What’s up guys I’m Zlatan here enjoying the UFC, supporting Khamzat,” Zlatan said on Instagram.
The football star also took time to predict the highly anticipated rematch between reigning lightweight champion Islam Makhachev and featherweight champion Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski.
“Main event; I think I have Islam there so, I’m just enjoying. Let’s hope for a great show and I hope you all enjoy it”, Zlatan said on Instagram.
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Zlatan supports Khamzat
Earlier this summer, Zlatan surprised Chimaev, and the fighters at the Allstars Training Centre in Stockholm, to give the undefeated UFC fighter a signed football jersey with Zlatan’s last club AC Milan.
🐺 Borz x Zlatan 🐐
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Ibrahimovic is regarded as the greatest Swedish football player of all time, and is one of the most decorated footballers in the world, winning titles with AC Milan, Inter, Barcelona and PSG.
During his successful career he won 34 trophies and scored over 570 goals. He is the Swedish National Team’s all-time leading goalscorer with no fewer than 62 goals.