- Social media went ablaze with excitement when UFC heavyweight Adesanya rubbed shoulders with none other than Football Legend C. Ronaldo and the Legendary Rapper Eminem at a high-octane boxing match.
- In a viral video, Adesanya was in the thick of it, exchanging words with Ronaldo during the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou pre-match showdown in Saudi Arabia.
Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to attend the blockbuster showdown between former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury.
In viral video, Adesanya and Portuguese soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo came across each other and had a wholesome interaction that got fans excited. Ronaldo mentioned that he had sent a message to Alexander Volkanovski, a teammate of ‘The Last Stylebender'.
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The former middleweight champion, also met the ‘Slim Shady' Eminem. Adesanya took to X (formerly Twitter) to share an image of him doing a handshake with the GOAT and identified himself as an Eminem fan. He captioned the video “I identify as Stan in this moment.”
I identify as Stan in this moment. ♾️ pic.twitter.com/voWldiV6qc
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) October 27, 2023
Fans were over the moon, couldn't contain their excitement as they witnessed the convergence of these titans in their fields of expertise at the iconic boxer Tyson Fury's electrifying bout.
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Ronaldo is a huge MMA fan. He has a close friendship with the likes of Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Francis Ngannou.
The Portuguese star asking about Volk revealed his deep knowledge of the sport. Recently, Alexander Volkanvoski lost the lightweight title match against Islam Makhachev at UFC 294. He also suffered the first knockout loss in his UFC career.
Cristiano Ronaldo pretended to punch boxing legend Tyson Fury as they stood together at the Gala in a group photo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ahead of the Battle of the Baddest, GOAL reports.
Fury also played along with Ronaldo by pretending to stumble after the punch as both superstars appeared to have fun while preparing to take the photo along with other participants.
Ronaldo has been key in promoting the fight scheduled for Saturday, October 28, in Riyadh, as he hs held meetings with both Fury and Francis Ngannou.