Khabib Nurmagomedov didn't even flinch as a keen fan jumped on stage during a recent Q&A session.
The 33 year old responded calmly to the audience member's movements and delivered some really inspirational advice for him and the many in attendance.
"Brother don't do this," the Russian pleaded as the fan looked to hug the former UFC star. "Guys, let me talk. I come from other part of the world to see you guys and you know, I think I deserve some respect too. Thank you.
"I just want to say something... thank you so much. I feel like around the world, you know... big support from my people who have sent me views like I have. I really believe here we all have the same views. Please take care of your kids. This is our future."
The legendary fighter has offered similar, empowering advice in the past. In 2020, he told the press to 'respect your parents', as 'that is very important' to him and the culture he comes from.
Respect your parents!- Fatih Seferagic (@FatihSeferagic) July 3, 2020
Very well said by Khabib.. parents are everything. When you look after them everything else will fall into place.
May Allah swt give @TeamKhabib father the highest place in Jannah :heart: pic.twitter.com/GdLQO20sy5
This is not the first time Khabib has made the headlines this week. He was in attendance at Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday and was pictured alongside legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson after the match.
"It was a great honour to speak with this legend," he captioned the photograph on Instagram.
However, just because he was present at Old Trafford doesn't mean Khabib is a Red Devil. He was also seen at Anfield on Sunday, where United's two great rivals Liverpool and Manchester City locked horns.
"It was amazing atmosphere today," Khabib said on Instagram. "But the game was even better. Today I was rooting for Man City. I just love this sport."
Khabib's affection for football is well documented. There were strong rumours in the summer that he had agreed to play for Russian side Legion Dynamo and whilst this was proven to be inaccurate, Khabib didn't rule out putting on his boots soon.
"I have friendly relations with Legion Dynamo," he said, as quoted by The Mirror. "I support the team and come to their matches when I'm in Makhachkala, but I have no plan to step on to the field because I fly more than I walk right now.
""But if some clubs, they offer me, like, they make me (interested), I'm gonna accept this. Because this is my childhood dream. I love football. I follow football since when I was kid, when I was child. This is my first love."
With such power and personality, we reckon Khabib could cut it on the grass. Do you?
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