Manchester United ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic challenged to bout by UFC star

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is someone who most football players don’t enjoy playing against.

We’ve never had the pleasure (or pain) of playing against Ibra (durr), but we imagine the experience would be one that left us wailing to our mothers.

He’s big, scary and ferocious. And he has a black belt in karate, too.

Yet not everything is as afraid of Ibrahimovic. Joey Barton had the will to poke fun at the Swede’s nose during a Paris Saint-Germain game against Marseille.

"We were having a minor disagreement, it got personal and you react,” Barton recalled. “I was just making an observation. He has got a big nose."

Yes, Joey, but you don’t tell him that! You’re a more daring man than us.

UFC challenge

Anyway, Ibrahimovic’s reputation for being Chuck Norris 2.0 (just check has seen him receive a challenge from UFC star Danny ‘Hot Chocolate’ Roberts.

"If he's willing to fight I'm here," the mixed martial artist, who fought at UFC 204, told reporters, per Goal.

"Yeah I'd like to see him in the Octagon, see what he's got.

"At the same time it would probably add a little bit more value to us and what we do."

You don’t know what you’ve just let yourself in for, Danny. After all, Zlatan has counted to infinity.


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