The two celebrity athletes were bonding over social media posts and now a possible training ground union is at hand.
Invitation to Conor
Real Madrid captain invited Mcgregor to Real Madrid training. The retired UFC star recently posted a video online where he is showcasing his football skills. Ramos reacted to the post and invited him to train together.
Ramos himself recently reached out to McGregor on Twitter after channeling the Irishman’s famous strut celebration after scoring a stunning goal in practice.
The Madrid captain was impressed with the skills of Irishman and replied: “Top class, mate! Fancy a training session at Real Madrid? More than welcome to join us anytime.”
McGregor in turn accepted the offer, commenting: “My brother, thank you! The next time I am in Madrid I would be honored.”
Conor as a Fan
McGregor has previously admitted to being a fan of Manchester United and was a big admirer of Roy Keane.
“I was more a player than a watcher back then, but Manchester United was my team,” McGregor said during a Q&A with FIFA.com in 2019.
“I was attracted to the success and winning mentality of the club and people surrounded by United. Irish legends like Denis Irwin and Roy Keane were dedicated to their craft and had that winning mentality. Roy Keane was one of the best midfielders European football has ever seen. Opponents would be mentally beaten before they’d even stepped on to the pitch to face him.
From Football to Combat
“Throughout my youth, I was big into football. I played striker or midfielder. If you were to sum me up as a player, I was efficient, devastating, and slick – similar to my fighting style. Skills learned at this youthful age playing football – teamwork, leadership, commitment, dedication, and discipline – without a doubt transferred over into my combat sports vocation.”
McGregor praises Ronaldo
McGregor also singled out Cristiano Ronaldo for praise, noting: “Cristiano is a phenomenal athlete, person, and entrepreneur. His all-around discipline, perfectionist attitude, and dedication to his craft is inspiring and has inspired so many young children to play football.”
Now that he is retired, he has a lot of time on hand to try out various things.