Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo stepped into the ring this weekend with Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor. Not to fight, but rather to show off their taut torsos.
Ronaldo was reportedly in Vegas while on vacation after the Euro 2016 soccer championship. McGregor trains in Vegas, the so-called “fight capital of the world.”
Ronaldo posted a snap with McGregor in the UFC ‘Octagon’ with this caption: “Great to see you bro!!💪🏽🔝”
Not even going to speculate on that emoji use.
McGregor, who posed nude for ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’ this year, also posted a snap with Ronaldo, writing, “My brother Ronaldo dropped by the gym today! He is an animal. Thank you @cristiano, much respect! I will see you for that Forbes number 1 spot next year.”
McGregor was referring to Forbes Magazine’s list of the highest paid athletes in the world. Ronaldo topped last year’s list while McGregor came in at number 85.
Ronaldo was introduced to McGregor because he is friends with McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh.
Kavanagh, whose brother is gay, is a vocal gay rights activist. Both he and McGregor were proponents of Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum, which passed last year.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 19, 2015
McGregor and Ronaldo also celebrated Jennifer Lopez’s 49th birthday on Sunday with the singer, as their Instagrams show.
Here’s to hoping we’ll get to see the two in the ring again, practicing some more moves. Like this one.