UFC icon Conor McGregor recently sparked intense curiosity among fans following his meetup with football legend Cristiano Ronaldo. The two met in Saudi Arabia during Day of Reckoning event which saw Anthony Joshua dominating Otto Wallin in their boxing match.
McGregor shared a picture alongside 38-year-old Ronaldo, generating substantial buzz among fans. The Al-Nassr striker seemed bored at times, but the two also compared their pricey wristwatches.
The interaction between the former UFC champion and the football superstar left many wondering about the purpose behind their meet-up. McGregor’s Instagram post depicted a happy moment between the two.
His caption read: “Legendary evening of Boxing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia! BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING. @turkialalshik @cristiano.”
McGregor tagged Saudi adviser Turki Alalshikh in his post, suggesting potential collaborations or discussions linked to the meet-up.
Some fans praised McGregor as the “king” and referred to the picture with Ronaldo as “two goats” (greatest of all time). However, others believe McGregor still has much ground to cover to warrant such titles.
Moreover, McGregor gave an interview during the event. There, he hinted at a potential boxing match against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. This signals a possible return to the ring after his 2017 defeat against Floyd Mayweather.
He said: “How about me vs Manny [Pacquiao] here in Saudi? How does that sound to you? Wouldn’t you think Manny should come up to my weight considering it’s his sport.”
McGregor expressed his frustration with the UFC regarding his return to MMA after a two-year hiatus. However, he remains under contract with the organization. This contractual obligation complicates negotiations for his return to boxing.
McGregor stated: “The lads in the UFC aren’t talking, the lads here [Saudis] are talking many, the lads in the UFC aren’t talking any …Give me something, it was supposed to be April, it was supposed to be December…no one in the history of the fight game has been treated like I’ve been getting treated.”
McGregor’s meet-up with Ronaldo and the cryptic hints about significant announcements have stirred immense curiosity among fans, leaving them in anticipation for what comes next.