UFC Welterweight fighter Danny Roberts caused a stir on Saturday when he challenged Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a fight.
Roberts made the move in jest ahead of UFC 204 which was held in Manchester, the current home of the Swedish legend.
He took the opportunity to call out Ibrahimovic after hearing the Man United striker is actually a black belt in Taekwondo.
“I didn’t know that,” Roberts told The Mirror when he heard about Ibrahimovic’s martial arts experience.
“Yeah I’d like to see him in the Octagon, see what he’s got,” Roberts said with a giggle.
Talking about the fantasy fight (as it has little chance of happening), Roberts added, “at the same time it would probably add a little bit more value to us and what we do. So, yeah. If he’s willing to fight, I’m here.”
It might surprise some fans to find out that Zlatan has a black belt in Taekwondo, but when you see him perform some of his acrobatic kicks on the pitch then it all begins to make sense.
The idea of a fight is clearly just a joke, but if it were to happen, here’s how the two would line up:
Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 170 lb
Zlatan “Norse God” Ibrahimovic
Height: 6′ 5″
So, who do you think would win?