McGregor is set to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo on the Forbes athlete rich list, following his super-fight with Mayweather, which is expected to earn him around £77m — and that’s not including endorsement deals. Ronaldo topped the list this year with earnings of £71m. McGregor is renowned for his predictions, and foresaw overtaking Ronaldo when Ronaldo visited him in training last year.
McGregor: You were number one on the Forbes list, I was like number 35 or something. I’ll get up. Maybe next year I’ll get you.
Ronaldo: I don’t think so.
Kavanagh talks about going to J-Lo’s party with McGregor and Ronaldo. When McGregor was taken away by Lopez for a dance, Ronaldo questioned the coach.
Ronaldo comes over and tells me that he reads everything I write and follows me on Instagram. I’m thinking ‘Wait until I tell my dad about this’…[Even though I moved to another part of the party] he kept coming over, and then he would drift away, and then I’d be in another part [of the house] and he’d come over again…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.
The Mac Life releases the video of Ronaldo’s meetup with McGregor, at his training camp in Las Vegas. The two athletes talk about training and their lives. McGregor:
I’m working hard. I’m coming for revenge.
McGregor also compares their standings on Forbes richest athletes list.
Have you got a jet yet? I want a jet.
Ronaldo shares a picture in a sparring pose with McGregor.
Great to see you bro!!
Ronaldo plans to return to Manchester United in the future. The current holder of Ballon DO’r is still tied to a long term contract with Madrid and has every intention to honour the contract.
Everyone knows that – I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart. I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day.
Ronaldo accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and now nominates Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Lil Wayne.
Ronaldo suffers an injury in Tuesday’s match against rivals Atletico Madrid. He is seen holding his back but coach Ancelloti says it is a strain. He is substituted for James Rodriguez their new star who scored his first goal for the club. Ancelloti:
Cristiano had strain and was not comfortable. Tests tomorrow. At first it does not seem so serious.
Real Madrid presents the player wearing no.9, previously worn by Alfredo di Stefano, to 80,000 fans at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. He is now the most expensive footballer in the world after transferring to the team for £80 million.
For me, I have made my childhood dream a reality, which was nothing less than playing for Real Madrid. I didn’t expect a jam-packed stadium. This is truly impressive!
Ronaldo returns to his room at the World Cup base in Brazil and finds that a 15-year-old fan has broken into his room. The boy, Yago Leal, was able to get past security, enter Ronaldo’s room and lay on his bed. Ronaldo chose to allow the boy to escape and take a photo of him, and did not involve the police. The report states:
Once inside the room, Leal took a rest on Ronaldo’s bed because, as he said, ‘he knew he had laid on it.’.
Ronaldo and his girlfriend Shayk appear on the cover of the June 2014 issue of Vogue Spain. The shoot was done by Mario Testino and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. Shayk:
Mario & Carlyne were the first high fashion people to say yes when the rest said no [to the shoot]. Shooting with them was effortless and magical as like a family reunion sharing something as special as this together.
The player announces in his Facebook page and twitter account that he has a son who was named after him. He has full custody over the child while the child’s mother prefers to keep her identity confidential. Ronaldo requests his privacy and for his baby as well but speculations continue as to who the mother is.
I still learn, but I think it’s the best thing in life to have a kid
Ferguson signs the 18-year-old player in the 2003 pre-season for £12.24million. Ferguson also gives the player the number 7, previously worn by Eric Cantona and David Beckham.
The number 7 shirt is an honor and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is born to Jose Dinez Aveiro and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro. His mother names him after the former US president, Ronald Reagan. He is the fourth child in the family, the younger brother of Hugo, Elma and Katia. His father works as a kit man for the amateur football club CF Andorinha in Santo Antonio, and asks the team captain Fernao Barros Sousa to be his Cristiano’s godfather. Sousa recalls:
Sousa: One Christmas I gave him a remote-controlled car, thinking that would keep him busy, but he preferred to play with a football. He slept with his ball, it never left his side. It was always under his arm – wherever he went, it went with him.