Over the past weekend, Khabib Nurmagomedov reigned supreme in his return to the UFC Octagon. The Russian put on another dominating performance as he submitted Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254 to successfully retain his UFC Lightweight Championship.
In the lead-up to one of the biggest fight weeks in UFC history, both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje were highly engaged with several media outlets from all around the world, and the two champions even interacted with The NELK Boys.
In the lead-up to one of the biggest UFC cards of the year, the two main event stars were expectedly at the center of a lot of media coverage. They also got to interact with popular viral video stars known as The NELK Boys.
Often simply referred to as NELK, these Canadian YouTube stars are mostly known for their prank videos. The channel's content usually revolves around Kyle Forgeard, Jesse Sebastiani, and Steve Deleonardis, who are the three main members of the group.
NELK Boys engage in an interesting conversation with Khabib Nurmagomedov
During the UFC 254 fight week, The NELK Boys were invited to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi for the biggest UFC pay-per-view of the year. While the trio made a cameo appearance in one of the UFC 254 Embedded episodes where they were seen doing shooeys with UFC heavyweight Tai Tuivasa, the group themselves uploaded a 30-minute long vlog of their experience in Abu Dhabi.
In the video billed as "The Return of the NELK", Steve was seen slamming a bottle of Howler Head whiskey with UFC President Dana White in typical 'SteveWillDoIt' fashion.
Kyle on the other hand, turned to Khabib Nurmagomedov and asked for some relationship advice and training tips, saying that his girlfriend was cheating on him with BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal.
"I wanna be like, a fighter, just recently, because my girlfriend went out in Miami, she said she was just having a girls' night, and then she ended up hooking up with Jorge Masvidal, [he] like slept with her," Kyle shared. "So now, I wanna fight that guy."
While Khabib didn't appear to actually buy Kyle's story, he did give some sound advice.
"I think you have to buy dog," Khabib responded, trying to keep a serious face. "With a dog, you would have a chance."
The interaction was obviously all in the name of fun, and Khabib Nurmagomedov was definitely a good sport.
Check out the hilarious interaction between Khabib Nuramgomedov and The NELK Boys below (contains strong language):
After his fight at UFC 254, Khabib Nurmagomedov went on to announce his retirement from the sport of MMA, ending his career with a perfect record of 29-0.Published 29 Oct 2020, 19:29 IST