Francis Ngannou had a sudden chat with football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, and he has just recently disclosed some of the advice that Ronaldo gave him during their time together.
Recent events in Riyadh included a meeting between former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and current Saudi Pro League superstar Ronaldo, who is widely regarded as the most dangerous fighter in UFC history.
Francis Ngannou x Cristiano Ronaldo. 🇨🇲🇵🇹
GOAT X GOAT. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/qNeKnDPy4G
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Since leaving Ultimate Fighting Championship, Francis has expressed curiosity about trying boxing, and Riyadh is home to several excellent boxing facilities; this likely explains how they actually met paths.
The meeting between Francis and Ronaldo generated a lot of excitement among MMA fans and soccer fans worldwide because everyone was wondering about the real conversation that took place between the two legendary sports personalities that day.
Cristiano Ronaldo squaring up with Francis Ngannou 😅👊 pic.twitter.com/36hUtIwDgl
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During an interview with TMZ Sports, The predator revealed that he and CR7 had a pleasant conversation on that day, and CR7 had told him Saudi Arabia is the future. The heavyweight fighter agreed to Ron since the country is changing at a rapid pace, which he personally felt when he arrived.
The Cameroonian mixed martial arts fighter has been a follower of Cristiano Ronaldo for the past 17 years, and he was overjoyed at the chance to meet him in person and learn that the Portuguese forward knows him very well, watches his fight regularly, and is also a big admirer of combat sports.
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“That he knows a lot about the sport. He loves the sport. He’s watched us fight. He knows a lot more about me than what I was expecting. Very impressive. You know, to get someone like Cristiano Ronaldo knowing the game, know you or what you are doing, is pretty cool. He’s pretty big. He’s pretty huge. Listen, it’s like a huge support from him.” said Francis.
The 36-year-old boxer had a wonderful time in Saudi Arabia, and given his enthusiasm for getting into the sport, the Arab country may soon be hosting a boxing bout for the heavyweight.