Cristiano Ronaldo and Francis Ngannou had a lighthearted brawl in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
The former UFC heavyweight champion and football star engaged in an odd staredown that finally caused CR7 to second-guess himself.
Ronaldo recently joined Al-Nassr and is currently playing in Saudi Arabia. While Ngannou is a fighting unsigned free agent currently.
This week, the former UFC champion had his belt removed since it was decided by the organization that he was no longer under contract and ready to go on.
Ngannou underwent surgery to repair the ACL and MCL in his right knee last year, but is still recovering from the injury.
Although he intends to play again this summer, he is now taking a break from the game.
He met Ronaldo this weekend while they were both traveling.
In a humorous picture, the two engaged in combat, but Ronaldo swiftly opted to defuse the situation.
He started smiling and made the correct choice to hug Ngannou rather than fight him.
Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight world champion in boxing, has challenged Ngannou for a special rules battle now that he is a free agent.
Fury used SecondsOut to send his message, which read: “Francis Ngannou, I know you’re out of contract with the UFC.”
“Wanna earn some big boy money? Come see the Gypsy King.”
“Let’s do a big, big fight for the baddest MF on the planet.“
“Let’s kick it up spicy, in a cage, four-ounce gloves, under Queensberry [boxing rules], and let’s have a badass referee like Iron Mike Tyson.”
“Did I just sell that to the world?”
Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (born 5 February 1985) plays forward for Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr and captains Portugal’s national team.
Ronaldo is recognized as one of the best players of all time and has earned the most European player honors with four European Golden Shoes and five Ballon d’Or titles.
In his career, he has won 32 trophies, including the UEFA European Championship, the UEFA Nations League, five UEFA Champions Leagues, and seven league championships.
He most recently competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he held the title of UFC Heavyweight Champion at the time of his departure from the organization. Francis Zavier Ngannou was born on September 5, 1986.
Ngannou grew up in the Cameroonian community of Batié. He was raised in poverty and has minimal formal education.
When Ngannou was six years old, his parents got a divorce, and he was transferred to live with his aunt.
Due to a shortage of money, Ngannou began working at the age of 10 in a sand quarry in Batié.
He was approached as a young boy to join various gangs in his village.
Ngannou declined, choosing instead to use his father’s unfavorable reputation as a street fighter as inspiration to pursue boxing.
Ngannou started boxing training at the age of 22, against his family’s initial opposition.