On Wednesday, during a World Cup match between Spain and Iran, sighs could be heard worldwide as Spanish defender Gerard Pique carefully helped a bird off the field and into safety.We get it. In our scale of wholesomeness, which goes from 1 to Sage Northcutt, this snapshot would score a solid 7 (via Twitter).
But to those calling him the bird whisperer? We say, “Nah.” Not after Calvin Kattar showed us what that truly entails.In a series of Instagram stories, compiled in a video by MMA Mad, we get to watch as the bond between the UFC featherweight and a bird evolves into an unlikely, yet beautiful friendship (watch above).
What could have been just your casual, everyday man-meets-bird situation evolves when the bird starts following Kattar around. Things escalate quickly. Soon, the bird is on his lap; then, he’s already comfortably installed atop the fighter’s head, unfazed by the camera.
We dont want to spoil the story for you, but lets just say its got everything: mystery, plot twists, cameos, a killer soundtrack. And its got bird poop.
Like, a lot of bird poop.
Here’s to hoping we’ll get to see new chapters of this tale of friendship between Kattar and the bir … excuse us, it’s got a name now. Here’s to hoping we’ll get to see new chapters of the tale of friendship between Kattar and Robin.In the meantime, we’ll await the announcement of the featherweight’s next octagon booking. He’s now 2-1 in the UFC after a recent loss to Renato Carneiro at UFC 223 in April.For more on the UFCs upcoming schedule, visit theUFC Rumorssection of the site.TheBlue Corneris MMAjunkies blog space. We dont take it overly seriously, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.