Cristiano Ronaldo once put Conor McGregor's coach in a headlock

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Cristiano Ronaldo might face stiff competition from a particular Argentine to claim he is the best footballer on the planet, but there is one title he takes out head shoulders above the rest.

The Real Madrid superstar has long been known – and often criticised – for his less than modest attitude both on and off the pitch.

Ronaldo is no stranger to having images and descriptions of his affluent lifestyle splashed across newspaper and web articles on a regular basis – but a recent event stands to top his list of arrogant feats.


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The Mirrors reports that the 31-year-old along with Connor McGregor and his coach John Kavanagh gatecrashed a party hosted by Jennifer Lopez in Las Vegas.

But if that was not already bizarre enough, Kavanagh recalls some of the bizarre goings-on the uninvited trio got up to in the ensuing hours.

The tale began with Ronaldo turning up at McGregor’s Vegas training camp earlier in the day and mentioning his plans for the evening, only for the Irishman to invite himself along too.

Kavanagh can remember wondering what they were getting themselves into as they commuted to the VIP event.

”We were all thinking: 'How can Ronaldo invite us to this gig? Who's going to be there?’

"Even in he car as we're driving in: 'Wait! This is a terrible mistake. We're going to walk in here and be thrown out by some security guard!’"

Upon their arrival, J-Lo supposedly bolted towards McGregor not to have him and his posse escorted off the premises – but instead to invite onto the dance floor.

"[She] comes running over like a schoolgirl: "Oh! Conor McGregor! Thank you for coming. Let's dance!”

Kavanagh also described the dig as a "drunk party” – which perhaps explains why Ronaldo later got the UFC fighter’s coach in a headlock before conversing about his strict training habits.

"Ronaldo is there. He comes over, tells me that he reads everything (I write) and follows me on Instagram. I'm thinking: 'Wait until I tell my dad about this!’”

"We spoke about training regimes and the psychological aspects of competition and after a while I started to realise: 'This guy is just like Conor.' Just a one-track mind, no interest in anything else.

"Civilians would call them obsessed or say there was something wrong with them, but you can't get to that level unless you have that personality.”

While gatecrashing a VIP party might be a weird thing for Ronaldo, McGregor and his coach to do, it would seem they perhaps should have been invited in the first place considering how well they fitted in.

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