Soccer star Kylian Mbappe is currently on a trip to Japan to spend his pre-season break. On a Japanese broadcast, the French soccer star is seen stunned in a Judo class.
The 23-year-old re-signed with the Parisian team for another three years after being rumored to be bought by Real Madrid. Following the deal, he attended the club’s pre-season tour in Japan.
The club opened the tour with a win in a friendly match against the reigning Japanese League holders Kawasaki Frontale at a packed National Stadium in Tokyo.
In one of his media appearances in a Japanese broadcast, he can be seen attending a Judo class alongside his teammate Presnel Kimpembe. During one of the class demonstrations, one participant of the class tripped another hard to demonstrate a Judo throw.
In response to the scene, he had just seen, the 2018 World Cup Winner was visibly startled. The short video was shared on Twitter by a Japanese Twitter user, @t_CAVENI.
The young star’s funny reaction to the Judo class was then quoted by the most decorated UFC submission artist, Charles Oliveira. Quoting the tweet, the former UFC lightweight champion gave a gasping emoji while mentioning the PSG star.
Mbappe will continue to strengthen the French National team later this year in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The forward player will be pivotal for Les Bleus if he can maintain his performance like in the latest world cup.
Meanwhile, Oliveira will make an attempt to regain his lost title against the surging lightweight threat Islam Makhachev. The two will headline the UFC 280 card on October 22 in Abu Dhabi.
The Brazilian lost his title after missing weight by a mere 0.5 lbs prior to the UFC 274 in May. Despite losing his title, he got the right to fight for the title next as he finished the challenger Justin Gaethje in the first round.