UFC light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz received a classy congratulatory message from Khabib Nurmagomedov moments after his upset victory over Israel Adesanya.
Poland's first male UFC champion handed the middleweight king his first professional loss in MMA last weekend in the main event of UFC 259 in Las Vegas, where he retained his 205lb crown with a unanimous decision victory.
Blachowicz went into his first title defence as a huge underdog, which made the victory all the sweeter.
And moments after having his hand raised, he was congratulated by his lightweight counterpart Nurmagomedov.
After embracing The Eagle, Blachowicz said: "Thank you for the support. [I] appreciate it."
Nurmagomedov replied: "It was a great fight. A great takedown."
An elated Blachowicz, 38, responded: "Thank you."
Nurmagomedov then asked his fellow champion: "You know why you win?
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"Two takedowns. Takedowns is wrestling. Wrestling is power."
As they embraced for the final time, Blachowicz said: "Yeah, thank you."
Blachowicz's encounter with Nurmagomedov came moments after he thought the previously-undefeated Adesanya asked him to be his bodyguard as they awaited the judges' scorecards.
After The Last Stylebender asked him if he was tired, Blachowicz, replied: "A little bit, you?"
The Nigerian-born Kiwi then praised his conquerer by saying: "Your guard game was very good, I mean you passing it.
"You made me look like a butter guard."
Blachowicz responded by saying: "You pay good?
"You pay good money for bodyguard? I can be your bodyguard."
A confused Adesanya, 31, then said: "No, no, no, I said good guard!
"F***ing hell, I don't need a bodyguard."
Next up for Blachowicz will be a showdown with the resurgent Glover Teixeira, who has won his last five on the bounce.
Adesanya, meanwhile, is likely to face the winner of Robert Whittaker's middleweight showdown with recent title challenger Paulo Costa.
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