Cristiano Ronaldo has sent words of encouragement for Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of the MMA star’s UFC lightweight title battle.
October 24 could not come fast enough for MMA enthusiasts for the day will see two of the best fighters on the planet, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, go head to head.
Nurmagomedov is the favorite to emerge victorious in the contest against Gaethje and move to 29-0 in MMA.
Saturday will mark the return of ‘The Eagle’ who last stepped into the Octagon at UFC 242m which resulted in a victory over Dustin Poirier.
There has been much buzz surrounding the fight that is set to take place in Abu Dhabi, and the noise has made its way into the footballing world.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is spending time at home in a state of quarantine after contracting COVID-19, recently interacted with his fans via social media touching on an array of subjects.
Ronaldo was asked by an MMA enthusiast to make his pick between the two contestants for the upcoming UFC lightweight title fight and the Juventus forward asserted that Khabib would be victorious.
“Of course, of course, Khabib is going to win!” Ronaldo told fans in an Instagram Live session. “My brother! Inshallah!”
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is a regular follower of MMA. He has entered the ring alongside Conor McGregor and has also met Khabib back in 2018.