Francis Ngannou shares “huge” advice from Cristiano Ronaldo after UFC exit
Ngannou is considered the most dangerous heavyweight in the MMA world and held the UFC title until this month, where he decided to vacate his title and quit the promotion. The Cameron star is now a free agent and is eyeing a spot in the boxing ring that could include a lucrative clash with Tyson Fury.
Having dominated the heavyweight division in the UFC, Nagano remains one of the most sought-after stars in MMA and looks to continue his career with an alternative promotion. During a trip to Saudi Arabia, Naganov posed for a few photos alongside soccer legend Ronaldo.
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Ronaldo, 36, has revealed he is excited about his burgeoning future in Saudi Arabia following his recent move to Al Nasser from Manchester United. “We had a good talk. He told me that Saudi [Arabia] is the future,” Ngannou said during an interview with TMZ Sports. “A lot of people don’t understand now, but they’re changing so fast, it’s moving so fast. That’s my feeling, even personally, when I get there.
“It was my first time in Saudi Arabia and I didn’t really know how to carry myself, how to behave, but I got there and found out that everything was fine. It was like normal life. It’s really cool, my friend. I’ve been following Cristiano for the last 17 years. Then, Meet him in person and you’ll know he’s a huge fan of the game.
“He knows a lot about the game. He loves the game. He’s seen us fight. He knows a lot more about me than I expected. It’s very impressive. You know, to have someone like Cristiano Ronaldo know the game, you know, or what you do is really cool. He’s very Big. He’s so big. Listen, it’s like a big favor from him.”