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UFC not the sport for Ronaldo

Ronaldo certainly doesn't pack a punch. (©GettyImages)
Ronaldo certainly doesn't pack a punch. (©GettyImages).

Brazilian footballer Ronaldo was renowned for his turn of pace, rocket shot and trademark celebration.

However, the 98-cap international appears to have traded his boots for boxing gloves following his retirement in 2011, and has been caught on film in a public sparring session with UFC legend Anderson Silva.

Nicknamed ‘the spider’, Silva is revered in his homeland much like the former Real Madrid striker, with the Mixed Martial Artist gaining a huge following thanks to his success in the sport in America.

His relationship with Ronaldo stems from a social media company called 9INE, which the ex-Corinthians striker co-owns. And, one of their clients is...Anderson Silva.

And so, when the opportunity arose, two of Brazil’s favourite sporting sons wasted little time getting together in a sporting environment for both the public and press.

One thing’s for sure though, Ronaldo was better with his feet than his fists.

And, if you don't believe us, watch the clip below for a cheap laugh at Ronaldo's shocking left hook...

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