Khabib Nurmagomedov claims Cristiano Ronaldo would have change into a UFC champion if he was born in his native Dagestan.
Ronaldo is considered considered one of soccer’s best ever gamers following massively profitable goalscoring spells with Manchester United, Actual Madrid, the Portuguese nationwide group and now Juventus.
However former UFC star Khabib reckons the Portugal captain would have had a unique profession path – contained in the octagon – if he was born in his house Russian province.
In an Instagram publish of himself on the Camp Nou as he watched Kylian Mbappe tear Barcelona aside within the Champions League earlier this week, Khabib wrote: “I’ve liked soccer since my childhood and all the time dreamed of turning into a footballer.
“However I used to be born in Dagestan and you already know yourselves, what the precedence is.
“Who is aware of, perhaps if Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Dagestan, he would have additionally change into a UFC champion.
“I wish to say that soccer is sport and I grew to become a fighter by chance. I’m joking, not by chance.
“I’ll let you know someday, about my very own obsession with soccer in childhood and the way sitting in school in sixth grade I wrote in my pocket book 200 soccer names (there was no web again then).
“I used to be happy to be at this legendary stadium and see in actual life such a battle.”
Khabib retired from combined martial arts after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 final October.
And the 32-year-old harbours hopes of creating it as an expert footballer someday.
He advised Match TV: “To play soccer on an expert degree is a childhood dream.
“After all, I’ve such a want. Soccer is the king of sports activities in spite of everything.
“Who haven’t I mentioned this with? I’ve spoken even with the UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, with the proprietor of PSG [Tamim bin Hamad Al Than], sure and even with Cristiano Ronaldo.”