Kalank star Varun Dhawan is busy shooting for the Coolie No. 1 remake these days and rarely takes time off for vacations. However, the actor made an exception when he recently flew to Abu Dhabi to attend a fighting championship after being invited by the UFC president, Dana White, as a special guest.
Varun who is huge mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiast and was honoured by the invitation.
"“It was such a huge honor for me to attend the event. I hardly take vacations, so these 32 hours were like a small holiday for me. 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!”" - Varun Dhawan
The actor had a thrilling time fanboying in the front row as he witnessed Khabib Nurmagomedov defeat Dustin Poirier and continue his streak at the championship. Varun posted an Instagram video of the match from his seat and wrote “ITS TIME. That’s @khabib_nurmagomedov walking in the cage”
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Commenting on 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."
Varun was last seen on the big screen in the Karan Johar period drama Kalank. He has Street Dancer 3D and Coolie No 1 coming up
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