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UFC fans intrigued as Khabib seen deep in conversation with Jared Leto (VIDEO)


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The UFC lightweight icon was seen alongside the Hollywood star in Vegas

As cageside conversations go, it would have made for interesting listening as Khabib Nurmagomedov was seen chatting away with movie star Jared Leto at the UFC’s event at its Apex center in Las Vegas on Saturday night.


Cameras captured the pair deep in conversation before Leto gestured by pointing and clenching his fist, and the former UFC ruler was seen smiling. UFC boss Dana White was also seated nearby.

It may have seemed an unlikely collaboration but Hollywood heartthrob Leto, 50, is an avid UFC fan and regular visit to the promotion’s events.  

After the images were shared online, MMA fans expressed how much they would love to have been privy to what exactly was being discussed between the 29-0 Dagestani destroyer and the star of upcoming Marvel superhero offering ‘Morbius’.

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jared Leto at the UFC in Las Vegas (February 19, 2022) pic.twitter.com/zNZhZiVc3F

— 𝑮𝒂𝒃𝒔 🦇 (@MorbyLeto) February 20, 2022

Dr. Morbius recruiting Khabib to the Sinister Six? 👀#UFCVegas48 pic.twitter.com/oRpK66CV7q

— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 20, 2022

What on earth are Dana White and Khabib talking about with Jared Leto? pic.twitter.com/DLyZ4alwWa

— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) February 20, 2022

Some wondered whether Khabib in fact knew who Leto was, after recently admitting his knowledge of popular culture might be lacking as he didn’t have a clue as to the identity of rapper Drake during the infamous melee following his fight with Conor McGregor back in 2018.

Jared Leto: …it’s called Thirty Seconds to Mars, man!

Khabib: What is this, brother? pic.twitter.com/V5xuEQIqd7

— Eric Jackman (@NewYorkRic) February 20, 2022

Leto: How’s retirement
Khabib: Who are you?

— SizzlingMMA (@bacon9292) February 20, 2022

Jared Leto:…The Joker you know Batman

Khabib:.. I don’t know this brother pic.twitter.com/0UHbJBK1qn

— G.Morales (@asap__styles) February 20, 2022

Khabib has no idea who Jared Leto is pic.twitter.com/jALBkTbhnh

— Kevin Thang (@Skip2MyJays) February 20, 2022

Khabib has rubbed shoulders with Hollywood royalty before though, enjoying dinner in Paris with Leonardo DiCaprio after they watched a football match together in the French capital not long after the Russian star had beaten McGregor.

Khabib used his time cageside on Saturday night to express his admiration for American UFC veteran Jim Miller, after the 38-year-old rolled back the years to land a brutal finish of rival Nikolas Motta. 

This guy is a legend @JimMiller_155 pic.twitter.com/FzJPSeSPAr

— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) February 20, 2022

Khabib, 33, is currently Stateside again as he continues to push his own MMA promotion, Eagle FC, into the US market.

The company is planning its second US event in Miami on March 11, headlined by a clash between former UFC stalwarts Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez.

“I just want to become the best,” Khabib recently told Sky Sports regarding his plans as a promoter, having hung up his gloves after defeating Justin Gaethje in October of 2020.

“I’m not here to become number three or number two. I’m here to become the best promoter in the world. And we have developed a new system.

“We’re going to change a couple of things, not a lot and after a couple of years I think people are going to understand who is who.”

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