16 April 2024,   08:51
President of the Government of Spain meets Ilia Topuria

The President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, met with the mixed martial arts fighter Ilia Topuria at Moncloa.

The athlete, who had expressed his discomfort for not having received congratulations “from the leader of my country” in the first few days, was finally recognized by the president.

Topuria will fulfill another of his dreams, in addition to becoming world champion. The fighter assured in “El Hormiguero” that “I plan to ask him personally for the Spanish DNI. Let’s see if he can help me make my dream come true. The truth is that he would make me very excited”.

“This morning I received Ilia Topuria, the new UFC featherweight world champion. Your effort, dedication and perseverance have led you to fulfill one of your dreams. The second will also become a reality very soon. Your love for Spain will be reflected in your Spanish ID”, - said the President of the Government through his social networks where he shared a video of his meeting with Topuria.

The Spanish-Georgian fighter has made history by becoming the first Spanish champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the most famous mixed martial arts championship in the world, after knocking out the Australian Alexander Volkanovski, featherweight champion, in the second round.