Neither Messi nor Cristiano: Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed who his football idol is

It is no secret to anyone that Khabib Nurmagomedov, former world champion of the lightweight category of the UFCHe is a great soccer fan, so he is always involved with stars or issues related to this sport.

The Eagle‘He has recognized that he is a friend of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and that maintains a good relationship with Cristiano RonaldoHowever, during a recent interview, the Russian left everyone with their mouths open by confessing who is your favorite player.

“When I was 14 it was the 2022 Korea-Japan World Cup and that time the star was the Brazilian Ronaldo. I grew up seeing his best moment as when he won the Ballon d’Or (…) It inspired me a lot because we have a somewhat similar story”, revealed the undefeated fighter in dialogue with CNN.

Khabib admitted that Ronaldo is his top idol in soccer.

Khabib Nurmagomedov indicated that, like the ‘Phenomenon‘, he also tore his cruciate ligament. Therefore, the talent and perseverance of Ronaldo they were a true story of overcoming that he decided to admire for his whole life.

“In 2015 I saw him in Las Vegas and I told him that I knew him very well. At that time I was not a star, not many people recognized me. (…) I confessed that we went through a similar situation, but that he returned and was world champion I have dreamed and worked very hard and I will also return to be a world champion. “, he stated.

Khabib smiled when he remembered the surprise he generated in the former Brazil striker and revealed that the popular ‘Fat’ Ronaldo He replied that most in the MMA industry knew a lot about his career. “I followed you when I was a kid and it’s great to talk to you”added the expeller born in Dagestan, Russia.

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