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Sports News of Saturday, 28 October 2023


'The GOAT' - Israel Adesanya hails Cristiano Ronaldo after meeting Al Nassr star

Israel Adesanya meets Cristiano Ronaldo Israel Adesanya meets Cristiano Ronaldo

Israel Adesanya and Cristiano Ronaldo came across each other in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, October 27, and had a wholesome interaction with the Nigerian UFC star hailing him as the “GOAT.”

The former UFC middleweight champion is in Riyadh to attend the blockbuster showdown between former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury.

According to Sportskeeda, Riyadh will be host to the Riyadh Season card, for which a host of celebrities are expected to be in attendance, including Adesanya.

Ronaldo’s awesome achievement in football has seen the Portugal icon earn the respect of sports stars across the globe, with many referring to him as the greatest of all time.

The Al Nassr star, who has won 34 senior trophies in his career, has scored a record 862 senior career goals for club and country. Moreover, he is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances.

Ronaldo shadowboxes Tyson Fury

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo pretended to punch boxing legend Tyson Fury as they stood together at the Gala in a group photo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ahead of the Battle of the Baddest, GOAL reports.

Fury also played along with Ronaldo by pretending to stumble after the punch as both superstars appeared to have fun while preparing to take the photo along with other participants.

Ronaldo has been key in promoting the fight scheduled for Saturday, October 28, in Riyadh, as he hs held meetings with both Fury and Francis Ngannou.