Cristiano Ronaldo Meets With UFC Star Francis Ngannou Ahead of Al Nassr Debut

Cristiano Ronaldo Meets With UFC Star Francis Ngannou Ahead of Al Nassr Debut

  • UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou met up with Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia
  • The two sports greats shared photos and videos of their meet-up on their social media accounts
  • Ronaldo is in line to make his Al-Nassr debut days after starring in a friendly match against Lionel Messi's PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo linked up with Mixed Martial Arts star Francis Ngannou as he continues to settle in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Both stars shared beautiful photos of their meet-up with Ngannou calling Ronaldo the GOAT and inspirational.

Francis Ngannou , UFC, Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Ronaldo interacts with UFC champion Francis Ngannou. Credit, @francis_ngannou
Source: Twitter

Ngannou was recently released from his contract and has remained coy about his immediate future in the sports. The Cameroonian was the reigning UFC Heavyweight champion at the time of his exit.

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He uploaded three different photos on his social media pages and captioned them:

"Great talking with the GOAT in Riyadh today. Very inspirational!"

Ronaldo meanwhile played his first game in Saudi Arabia when he captained Riyadh All-Stars in a friendly game against Lionel Messi's Paris Saint-Germain on January 19th. He bagged a brace in that game and was subsequently voted as the man of the match.

He could make his debut for Al-Nassr on Sunday 22nd January against Al-Ettifaq.

Al-Nassr fans prepare new Ronaldo chant

Sports Brief has also reported that fans of Al-Nassr have prepared a new chant for Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his much-talked-about debut.

Ronaldo, who swapped Europe for the Middle East for a new sojourn in Saudi Arabia, had his debut delayed due to a two-game ban slapped on him by the English FA. He however managed to make his first bow on Saudi soil since inking a lucrative deal with Al-Nassr in an exhibition match against Lionel Messi's PSG.

The Real Madrid and Manchester United legend will now make his competitive debut against Al-Etiffaq on Sunday in the Saudi Pro League. Ahead of his official debut, fans of the club, who will throng the 25,000-capacity MrSool Park have morphed a new version of Ronaldo's iconic 'Siuuu' celebration. In a video shared on social media, fans could be seen with their arms stretched before they collectively clapped after a drum beat, with the crowd bellowing out Ronaldo’s ‘si’ sound.

Source: Sports Brief News