UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed his chat about booze with Sir Alex Ferguson, Patrice Evra and Usain Bolt.
The Russian, 33, is teetotal and respectfully turned down the offer of a glass of wine from the legendary former Manchester United boss.
As quoted by RT, Khabib said: “I had to explain to him [Ferguson].
“There are two things: you can be straight [with him] and say ‘no, no, no – I am Muslim, I never drink’.
“But I also told him, ‘This is not good because if I drink, I can smash all of you guys. It’s not a good idea.’
“Patrice Evra and Usain Bolt understand. Alex Ferguson asked me about wine. For him, it’s good – I don’t judge him.
“[Ferguson] understands because he doesn’t think I should smash everybody, so he said, ‘OK, don’t drink.'”
Khabib was at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon to watch United struggle to a 1-1 Premier League draw with Everton.
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Discussing his faith, Khabib added: “Being a Muslim is not easy, but at the same time, you don’t have to make it tough.
“Just be a good person and show them that you are a Muslim.
“All my friends know I eat halal, I don’t drink. If I feel something, I say it.”
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