KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has opened up on his friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo.
The reigning UFC Lightweight champion has previously been pictured hanging out with the Juventus star.
And he has revealed that they talk 'almost every day', with Cristiano Jr's prospects one of the topics that they've covered.
Khabib, 32, told Russian YouTuber KraSava: "We talk many times, almost every day, but when we met we had a conversation about where we got our motivation from.
"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.
"People are guided by that will. Feel the desire to achieve things.
"When you have everything, it’s hard to find the right motivation.
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"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."
Some may believe that Ronaldo, 36, could be winding down towards the end of his glittering career.
But pal Khabib thinks that he has a another few years left at the top yet.
He added: "He recently won his 30th title, he is the best scorer ever."
"I think he will still be there for two or three more seasons."
Khabib retired last October after beating Justin Gaethje on Fight Island to move to 29-0.
Post-retirement, he has revealed his love of football, having been pictured at PSG's recent 4-1 victory at Barcelona in the Champions League.
Clearly impressed by his surroundings, after the match, he said: "Hey Dana (White) you here? Let’s make fight here 100,000 people, let’s go"
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