Retired UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed that he’s a die-hard soccer fan, exhibiting off an enormous information of the game each time he will get the prospect.
Since his battle within the UFC in opposition to Justin Gaethje final October, Khabib has been touring the world selling MMA and infrequently enjoying some soccer with some stellar buddies.
The Dagestani grappling grasp exercised his experience as soon as extra in a video with UFC Russia, the place he displayed his admiration for numerous soccer gamers from the previous and current.
In the video, Khabib was requested to call his top-10 favourite gamers, however by judging them as if they’d expertise as blended martial artists.
Khabib appointed names that will make any group simply run for the Champions League’s title. Even although he mentioned he wouldn’t nominate energetic gamers, he nonetheless gave his buddies Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo some help.
The Eagle nominated Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario, also called The Phenomenom, because the No. 1 pound-for-pound footballer.
Ronaldo endured some essential career-threatening accidents all through his days as a participant and nonetheless managed to be chosen because the world’s greatest footballer twice.
Clarence Seedorf, with whom Khabib performed a pleasant match earlier in 2021, was elected because the ‘workhorse.’ The Dutch worldwide is the one participant to have gained the Champions League with three totally different golf equipment.
As for the very best ‘technical grappler’ in soccer, a title that undoubtedly belongs to himself in MMA, Khabib selected legendary French midfielder Zinedine Zidane for his technical talents with the ball.
Since retiring from soccer in 2006, Zidane grew to become some of the profitable membership managers, successful three Champions League titles along with his beloved Spanish aspect, Real Madrid.
Khabib couldn’t resist nominating his private good friend Cristiano Ronaldo because the ‘best of all time.’ The Portuguese striker and the Russian fighter are continuously noticed having calls and interacting on social media.
Facing fierce competitors with Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, and Pelé, Cristiano Ronaldo is unanimously sitting among the many greatest footballers of all time.
After breaking nearly all the sport’s attainable data throughout his stint with Real Madrid, CR7 joined Italian giants Juventus, the place he continued to take pleasure in a prolific goal-scoring profession.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s full record
The Most Vicious Knockout Artist: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The Cardio Machine: Pavel Nedved
The Workhorse: Clarence Seedorf
The Iron Chin: Mauro Camoranesi
The Technical Grappler: Zinedine Zidane
The Top Trash-Talker: Eric Cantona
The Most Powerful Wrestler: Roberto Carlos
The Greatest of All Time: Cristiano Ronaldo