Cristiano Ronaldo claims he prefers watching UFC and boxing ahead of football

Cristiano Ronaldo claims he prefers watching UFC and boxing ahead of football

- Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he prefers to watch UFC or boxing fight football

- The forward said combat sports have a way of sharpening his senses

- Ronaldo marked his 100th appearance for Juventus with a brace in their 3-1 win over Genoa

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Five-time Champions League winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed that he will rather watch boxing or UFC fight than football.

The 35-year-old scored twice in Juventus' 3-1 win over Genoa in their Italian League encounter over the weekend - taking his tally for the season to 14 goals in 11 appearances.

His contributions to Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, and Portugal have put him on the list of football's all-time greats.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scoring in his 100th appearance for Juventus in their 3-1 over Genoa. Photo by Massimiliano Ferraro/NurPhoto
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However, when he was asked what his favourite programme on television, Ronaldo said he prefers to watch combat sports as reported by Goal.

"Playing football is my passion, but I prefer watching other sports on TV. Between watching a football match or a boxing or UFC fight, I choose boxing or UFC.
"When I was at Manchester United, a coach boxed with me. I think practising boxing is useful for football because it sharpens your senses and you learn to move."

After making his 100th appearance for Juve, he also became the first player to reach 400 wins across Europe's top five leagues this century.

Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon are following him with 365 and 350 victories respectively. earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 14th goal of the season after inspiring Juventus to a 3-1 triumph over Genoa last weekend.

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