In a recent meeting between two of the most successful modern-day sportstars, the #1 highest paid athlete in 2016 by Forbes (estimated $88 mil) Cristiano Ronaldo and UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor who featured in the same list at #85 (estimated $22 mil) came face-to-face at Conora��s gym facility in Las Vegas this last Sunday. After having garnered an incredible achievement of winning the UEFA EURO 2016 for Portugal (his first ever as captain) and the highest honor in Europea��s elite-club competition UEFA Champions League in the same season, CR7 has been chilling his off-field time out in the coolest of destinations in the West. Still rejoicing in the post-success vibes of celebration and euphoria, Portugal’s showbiz footballer has been enjoying his professionally non-committal life since his international triumph in France. Basking in all his glory is his perfectly tanned lean physique for which he trains so hard.
Over the last weekend, Ronaldo showed up inside Conor a�?Notoriousa�� McGregora��s boot camp where he has holed himself inA� ahead of the Irishmana��s UFC 202 bout with Nate Diaz scheduled for August 20. Ronaldo who is A�already friends with McGregora��s trainer John Kavanagh visited his gym while he was training to later lock horns in the Octagon posing for an all-star brawny picture with the UFC star, instantly setting the sport as well as glamour mills in an absolute frenzy.
Although, their square-off may have triggered a whirlwind of paparazzi and sport journalist reporting on the story, the Real Madrid superstar a.k.a the highest-paid athlete in the world knocked the Irishman down with some professional banter and loads of sass shaming how McGregora��s assets fall seriously short of Ronaldoa��s body of riches.
- a�?All that glitters may not be gold, CR7 continues to be the richest rest-assured.a�?
The pair had a brief discussion just how any other two filthy-rich brats would on whoa��s richer with visible proof, in case of Ronaldo a�� a private jet, something that the MMA star admittedly expressed his envy towards the Portuguese. Soon he made it evident that the next big spending from his account would be on a jet that he wants. a�?Haha! What is it to these games? A bloody joke or what?a�?
And, finally they like to hit common ground talking about JLo. Yes, indeed! You got that right. It only takes one megastar to get a couple of other superstars to find something in common (who has her own private jet too btw!). Both of their knowledge about the pop-stara��s whereabouts whilst in Vegas was on point.
Well, apart from Jennifer Lopez, we wonder what it would be like if these two actually faced each other off in the Octagon to beat some heat out of their chiseled bodies that has more than a $100 mil invested in taken together.
As Ronaldo posted a photo with McGregor captioned a�?Great to see you bro!a�? the Irishman went further ahead endearing Cristiano by calling him a�?an animala��. He also posted a picture of the two greats saying a�?My brother Ronaldo dropped by the gym today,a�? The best part came about in the Irishmana��s trademark style of self-confident repartee by taking a typical McGregor-esque sort of jibe at Ronaldo posting, a�?Thank you @cristiano, much respect! I will see you for that Forbes numbe 1 spot next year.a�? I havena��t come across such a cocky counter all day. Way to go, man! More power to you in your bouts!
Both the sidesa�� fans witnessed this coming-together in a crazy way by receiving their Instagram posts with the like/love icons and drool-worthy comments yet making obvious comparisons and demanding for an exclusive fight between the two. Much to the fansa�� despair, it would only take someone at least as big as these two stalwarts if not more to make such an arrangement even as a fantasy game or an app. It would do plenty of business without a doubt due to the earth-shattering pay-per-views the contest could achieve (-jokes silently-). However mouthwatering this challenge may sound, it would never take off since Ronaldo weighs 83 kgs whereas McGregor is 77kgs. Not really a featherweight, in terms of riches now, is he?!
Surely, the Ballon D’Or favourite for the year 2015-16 has his eyes feasting on various accolades in the future that would further strengthen his hold over the coveted #1 most-earning sportsmen and aggravate the power of his status as a global ambassador and a brand personality to billions worldwide. But the relevant question is: Whether Conor ‘Notorious’ McGregor could even come close to CR7’s stratospheric stardom in clinching closer to the future Forbes 2017 list of highest-paid athletes as he claims to attain real soon or would he rather crumble beneath the mammoth power the Portuguese possesses? Seriously! What guts! This guy needs to be applauded regardless…