Cristiano Ronaldo takes on former UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou. Clock | Football News –

Cristiano Ronaldo met with French-Cameroonian MMA fighter Francis Ngannou in Riyadh and the two posted photos of a confrontation. The duo were seen facing off in a video posted to Instagram and moments later, they both burst out laughing. While Ronaldo recently made a sensational big-money move to Saudi club Al-Nassr, Ngannou is a free agent after he decided not to sign a new contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Ngannou was stripped of the UFC Heavyweight Championship after refusing to renew his contract and is currently one of the most sought after free agents in the world of MMA.

Ronaldo decided to move to Saudi Arabia after a public dispute with Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. The Portuguese footballer agreed to terminate his United contract following an interview with television personality Piers Morgan and was offered a contract from Al-Nassr worth more than 200 million euros. He debuted for the club in a friendly match against Lionel Messi’s PSG.

Although Al-Nassr were beaten 4-5 by the French champions, Ronaldo emerged as Man of the Match with two goals to his credit. The first came from the penalty spot to equalize on 34 minutes and the Portuguese superstar scored again late in the first half to double his tally.

Messi also had his name on the record with PSG’s opening goal at the start of the match.

On the other hand, Ngannou became the first reigning UFC champion to leave the company since BJ Penn in 2004. The fighter allegedly had differences with the company regarding sponsorship and health insurance rules, resulting in both parties decided not to finalize a new contract.

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