Khabib Nurmagomedov has now retired from UFC but has discussed where he and Ronaldo get their drive and desire for success from in daily chats with each other
Cristiano Ronaldo’s long list of star-studded friends also now includes undefeated UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Juventus star, one of the most successful footballers ever, holds daily chats with the Russian – with the pair discussing where their motivation for success comes from.
Khabib retired last year following his UFC 254 win over Justin Gaethje, leaving his record at 29-0 undefeated.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, has won league titles in England, Spain and Italy and has won the Champions League five times.
And it seems the two icons of their respective sports have now struck up a friendship.
“We talk many times, almost every day, but when we met we had a conversation about where we got our motivation from,” Khabib told YouTuber KraSava.
“He told me that he wants his son to be his successor.
“When Cristiano was a kid, he could only dream of having a simple pair of boots.
“But his son has everything.
“He fears that his son will not feel the same hunger, the same will.
“When he told me that, I’m not going to say I was surprised, but I enjoyed listening to him. I realised that he’s a person who is not content with one, two or three titles.”
He added: “He recently won his 30th title, he is the best scorer ever.