UFC lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov was in attendance as the octagon hit Russia for UFC St. Petersburg on Saturday.

The event at Yubileyniy Palace in the north of Russia, was the promotion’s second in the country.

Khabib was seen dressed in a black flat cap as he sat among the crowd of around 7,000 in attendance.

Nurmagomedov is still currently serving a suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the mass melee following his submission win over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas in October.

Nurmagomedov appeared content to be seated cageside as the action went down.

‘The Eagle’ himself is expected to next land in the octagon in September, potentially in Abu Dhabi, against interim lightweight champ Dustin Poirier, who recently outpointed Max Holloway at UFC 236.

On spotting their hero, fans in St. Petersburg let out sporadic chants of “Khabib, Khabib.”

You just know Khabib must have been itching to jump over that cage and choke someone out. 

Or wrestle a bear. 

Either one would work. 

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