The star of world football, Cristiano Ronaldo, has once again confirmed that he is a big fan of boxing and mixed martial arts.
“Playing football is my passion, but I prefer to watch other sports on TV,” the Juventus forward told ESPN. “Between watching a soccer match, boxing and the UFC, I will choose boxing or the UFC.”
According to the star Portuguese, he became addicted to martial arts at the dawn of his career, when he played at the Manchester United club.
“When I was at Manchester United, the coach boxed with me. I think boxing is good for football because it sharpens your senses and teaches you how to move. “
Note that Ronaldo is a friend of the reigning UFC champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, whom he calls his brother, but was seen in other celebrities of the MMA world, including Conor McGregor, Kane Velasquez, and Fabricio Werdum.