SportsConor McGregor teases $250M fight with Cristiano Ronaldo at star-studded Riyadh gala

Conor McGregor teases $250M fight with Cristiano Ronaldo at star-studded Riyadh gala

In the photo from the left: Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the photo from the left: Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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4:01 PM EST, December 28, 2023

Ahead of Christmas Eve, the focus of the entire boxing community was on Riyadh, where the star-studded "Day of Reckoning" gala took place. The event, held in Saudi Arabia, saw performances by the biggest names in the sport, including Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Daniel Dubois.

Numerous celebrities were seen in the audience as well. Photos of Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo sitting side by side in the VIP section made headlines across the globe. The pictures depict two highly popular athletes genuinely enjoying each other's company, and their broad smiles are evident in many photographs.

McGregor offered his take on his encounter with Ronaldo in Riyadh. The former UFC champion posted a photo on his official X service profile capturing a candid moment of both stars in a fit of laughter. McGregor hinted at the potential value of a hypothetical match between them.

A fight for $250,000,000 - McGregor stated, spicing up his post with several emojis indicating amusement.

McGregor's message is clear - a hypothetical fight between him and Ronaldo would command a significant price tag. However, the Irishman's comment should be taken lightly, as it's nearly inconceivable that the Al-Nassr footballer would ever agree to fight the former UFC champion who has repeatedly expressed his desire to return to the world's leading MMA federation in recent months.

McGregor's post was well received by netizens. Within just a few hours of its posting, it accumulated over 1.2 million views and over 24,000 reactions on the X service.

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