Cristiano Ronaldo admits he prefers watching UFC and boxing over football

Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time combat sports fanatic and is close friends with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Ronaldo believes that practicing boxing aids faster and sharper movement for footballers.

Portuguese national soccer team captain and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he enjoys watching UFC and boxing over football in his spare time.

Whereas chatting with boxing sensation Gennady Golovkin in a DAZN documentary titled ‘Parallel Worlds,’ Ronaldo admitted that he often likes to observe other sports activities on TV. Ronaldo stated:

“Playing football is my ardour, however I favor watching different sports activities on TV.”

Having gained the prestigious Ballon d’Or award in 5 events, Cristiano Ronaldo has already established his place as one of many best of all time in soccer. However, the previous Manchester United and Actual Madrid ace would usually choose to observe a boxing or UFC struggle over a soccer recreation

“Between watching a football match or a boxing or UFC fight, I select boxing or UFC.”

Ronaldo added that practicing boxing is useful for footballers as it aids faster and sharper motion.

“When I was at Manchester United, a coach boxed with me. I think practicing boxing is helpful for football because it sharpens your senses and also you learn to move.”

Cristiano Ronaldo is quite familiar with the fight game

The Juventus star is nice buddies with reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Earlier than The Eagle’s struggle towards Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, Ronaldo showcased his assist in an Instagram dwell for his shut buddy Khabib.

The previous Manchester United star posted an emotional message on Instagram after Khabib Nurmagomedov introduced his retirement within the aftermath of UFC 254.

Up to now, Ronaldo has also featured in a collab with former UFC double champion Conor McGregor.

At the age of 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is still firing on all cylinders. He’s the talisman of Juventus and the biggest driving power of the Portugal nationwide group too. Ronaldo lately celebrated his one centesimal look for Juventus with a brace on Sunday in a 3-1 win over Genoa within the Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo will take to the pitch for Juventus’ next game within the Italian league against Atalanta. The match is scheduled for tomorrow, and a win would help Juventus move nearer to league leaders AC Milan within the race for the Serie A title.

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