Soccer fans go bonkers as Ex-UFC heavyweight championship Francis Ngannou labels Cristiano Ronaldo as GOAT during face off in Saudi Arabia

Francis Ngannou was seen with one of the most famous soccer players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s supporters went crazy after Francis Ngannou, former heavyweight champion of the UFC posted a tweet in which he referred to CR7 as “the Goat”.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, widely considered the most dangerous fighter in UFC history, recently met current Saudi Pro League heavyweight Ronaldo in Riyadh. Meanwhile, Francis has shown an interest in giving boxing a try, and there are a number of good boxing facilities in Riyadh; this likely explains how they actually crossed paths. 

How did fans react to the meeting of two sporting heavyweights?

Football fans in general and supporters of Ronaldo, in particular, went berserk after Francis Ngannou tweeted multiple images of the two of them together, and the tweet has so far received 236K likes and 20K retweets. The following are a few of the positive and upbeat responses that the post received from Francis’ followers:

What do you think, was it just pictures from a brief encounter between the two legendary sports personalities, or are they planning something big?


Khandaker Muntasir

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Khandaker Muntasir Hossain is a passionate writer and avid reader. Other than having an immense interest in astronomy and gastronomy, he has been a sports lover all his life. Currently covering mixed martial arts, wrestling and boxing of all promotions for Sportszion.


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