Russian UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov appreciates the physical aspect of the game, including the fighting.
Nurmagomedov is making the most of his time as he remains unable to compete in the UFC due to the ongoing investigation into his post-fight melee by Nevada's State Athletic Commission.
Last weekend, the Dagestani MMA king visited an outdoor ice hockey game staged at St. Petersburg's Gazprom Arena, which attracted as many as 67,770 fans, setting a KHL record.
Today the lightweight champ posted a video which was shot from the stands during the moment which appeared to excite him the most.
The footage shows two players dropping the gloves and going all in at each other.
"Well now it's us watching a hockey game," says the MMA champ.
"I think it's your factor!" says the person filming.
"What would be your tips for them?" he then asks the MMA star as the hockey players slug it out.
"Mainly I hope they won't take it to the stands," jokes Khabib, referring to his notorious leap over the octagon at UFC 229.
Just imagine an MMA fighter on the ice for a hockey fight.
That would be something to see.