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Cristiano Ronaldo is not a big fan of football on television

LE SCAN SPORT – The Portuguese said in a documentary that he preferred to watch boxing or MMA rather than his favorite sport.

“Playing football is my passion but I prefer to watch other sports on TV.” In a documentary broadcast by DAZN (“Parallels worlds”), Cristiano Ronaldo has confided his appetite for something other than the round ball when he is not on a football field. Let it be said, the Juventus Turin striker is not the type to stay at home for hours in front of his screen to dissect matches.

He much prefers to watch other sports and especially the combat sports of which he is a fan. “Between watching a football game or a boxing fight or the UFC (the most prestigious mixed martial arts league, editor’s note), I choose boxing or the UFC ”, slipped the Portuguese who does not regret having chosen the path of the lawns rather than that of the rings or the octagon.

“I don’t think I could have become a boxer, it’s difficult. You have to be born for that, have a gift ”

He himself is convinced, Cristiano Ronaldo would not have made a good fighter. “I don’t think I could have become a boxer, it’s difficult. You have to be born for that, have a gift, ”believes“ CR7 ”blessed by the gods for football. I think I was born to be a footballer with this gift from the start and I was like, ‘I’m going to take this opportunity with my hands.’

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Meetings with several combat sports icons

Cristiano Ronaldo, however, entered the rings to perfect his condition as an athlete, when he was at Manchester United in particular. With a trainer by his side, the former Red Devil felt that boxing allowed him to “sharpen his senses” as well as “learn to move”. Capacities in gestures that have fascinated him for a long time. The goalscorer of Juventus Turin has also met several icons of combat sports in recent years: Floyd Mayweather in January 2019 or more recently Gennady Golovkin for the needs of the documentary concerning boxing, Connor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for mixed martial arts. .


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