Cristiano Ronaldo predicts champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will win against Justin Gaethje in the light belt defense match at UFC 254. According to UFC’s plan, Khabib and Gaethje will take the stage at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi. This is the first time the Russian champions have returned to the ring.
He and Ronaldo met in 2018. They took pictures together with Real Madrid’s number 7 shirt called Khabib. The Juventus striker is a UFC fan and has trained with star Conor McGregor.
The reason CR7 wants to return to Italy is because this country only requires 10-day quarantine, instead of 14 as in Portugal. That allowed him to return soon to play against Barca in the Champions League group stage.
The Portuguese superstar was confirmed positive for Covid-19 while joining the national team to compete in Nations League 2020. Ronaldo returned to Italy by jet to perform the quarantine process according to regulations.
Coach Kavanagh once shared with Irish Independant: “We all thought: How can Ronaldo invite us to this party? Who will be there? On the drive there, we were afraid of being kicked out. Outside. Once inside, it was Jennifer Lopez who came over and shook McGregor’s hand.
Previously, President Dana White planned to host rematches for McGregor and Khabib. The two UFC stars will act as coaches for the two boxers to face off at the TUF 29 program held later this year. Then, Khabib and McGregor rematched in 2021 as coaches of the two teams.
Khabib prepares to roam with Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 scheduled on October 24. In the opposite direction, McGregor recently announced his return to the ring to match Manny Pacquiao. The Irish star also accepted Poirier’s proposal at the UFC.
“Khabib was supposed to agree, but got shattered by McGregor. Everything is about to be agreed, that’s why I revealed the plan was going well and announced a whole new TUF season. followed by the rematch between Khabib and McGregor, “White President told Barstool Sports.