Cristiano Ronaldo squares up to Francis Ngannou but quickly thinks better of it and hugs former UFC heavyweight champion instead

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Francis Ngannou shared a jokey face-off in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

    The footballing superstar and former UFC heavyweight champion linked up for an unlikely staredown, which ultimately saw CR7 quickly think twice.

    Ronaldo made his Saudi debut earlier this week


    Ronaldo made his Saudi debut earlier this week

    Ronaldo is now playing out in Saudi having signed for Al-Nassr.

    Ngannou is currently a fighting free agent.

    The former UFC king was stripped of his belt this week as the company accepted he was out of contract and moving on from their relationship.

    At present, Ngannou is still recovering from injury after undergoing surgery to repair the ACL and MCL in his right knee last year.

    He is planning to return to action this summer, but currently enjoying holiday time away from the sport.

    While on his travels, he linked up with Ronaldo this weekend.

    The pair squared up to one another in a funny video, though Ronaldo quickly decided to de-escalate the situation.

    He burst out laughing and decided to hug Ngannou, rather than fight him – undoubtedly a wise decision.

    Now that he’s a free agent, Ngannou has been called out for a special rules fight by boxing’s WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.

    Fury sent his message via SecondsOut as he said: “Francis Ngannou, I know you’re out of contract with the UFC.

    Fury and Ngannou previously came face-to-face last year

    Fury and Ngannou previously came face-to-face last year

    “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?”


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