MMA enthusiast Varun Dhawan watches UFC championship in Abu Dhabi as special guest


Varun Dhawan who is busy shooting for Coolie No. 1 rarely takes time off for vacations. The actor recently flew to Abu Dhabi to attend a fighting championship after being by the UFC president, Dana White, as a special guest.

"It was such a huge honour for me to attend the event. I hardly take vacations, so these 32 hours were like a small holiday for me, " said Varun who is huge MMA enthusiast. 


UFC- as real as it gets Thank u @_manuanand @kuldeepshashi @spnsportsindia

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The actor had a thrilling time fanboying on the front row as he witnessed Khabib Nurmagomedov defeat Dustin Poirier and continue his streak at the championship. He added, "I have been a big fan of MMA since the last few years. While in Abu Dhabi, Dana and I spoke extensively about our love for the combat sport. Dana is a cool guy. He made sure that I got the best seats right next to Khabib's family. It was such a thrilling night!"


ITS TIME. That’s @khabib_nurmagomedov walking in the cage

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Talking about the future of this sport in India, Varun said, "I am sure we have many MMA hopefuls in India. The sport demands intense preparation right from childhood. Had I known of the sport in my childhood, I would have trained in it. Dana is keen to have a champion from India."

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