Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed how he talks to Cristiano Ronaldo ‘almost every day’ and how the Juventus star teases his son.
The former UFC star has been pictured with Ronaldo several times and their relationship seems to have grown.
The Russian fighter spoke to YouTuber KraSava about what they talked about when they met.
Khabib said: “We talk many times, almost every day, but when we met we had a conversation about where we got our inspiration from. He told me that he wants his son to be his surrogate.
“When Cristiano was a child, he could only dream of having a simple pair of shoes. But his son has it all. He fears that his son will not feel the same hunger, the same will.
“People are guided by that will. Feel the desire to achieve things. When you have everything, it’s hard to find the right motivation.
“When he told me that, I’m not going to say he surprised me, but I enjoyed listening to him. I realized he was a man who was not satisfied with one, two or three titles. ”
Khabib, 32, has officially retired from MMA with a perfect 29-0 record after defeating Justin Gaethje last year.
He vowed not to follow after his father’s death but could be tempted into the UFC arrival to reach 30-0.
Ronaldo is showing very few signs of decline despite a 36-month turnout last month.
He is the top winner in Serie A with 20 goals in just 21 games this season, despite Juventus being far from distance for the title.
Khabib believes Ronaldo will continue for some time longer.
He said: “He recently won his 30th title and is the greatest player of all time.
“I think it will still be there for another two or three seasons. ”