The Reason Why Galatasaray Fans Will Be Supporting Khabib Nurmagomedov Against Conor McGregor At UFC 229

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 05: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nurmagomedov will defend his title against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov faces Conor McGregor in the UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning.

You may be asking yourself what has this got to do with football?

Well Nurmagomedov sparked a social media storm among Galatasaray fans after it emerged he has a soft spot for the club.

Several photographs of the UFC lightweight champion wearing the Galatasaray shirt from childhood to adulthood emerged.

We are not sure if he is actually a fan of the Lions. Not that it matters. Nurmagomedov has already done enough to win over Galatasaray fans.

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Several Galatasaray fans across social media revealed they will be backing Nurmagomedov tonight as a result of the photographs.

Nurmagomedov succeeded McGregor as champion after the Irishman was stripped of his featherweight and lightweight titles after taking a break from the sport to face Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.