Every MMA fighter, whether they are in the UFC or somewhere else, has only one thing on their mind: fighting. But that doesn't imply that these guys and girls don't have interests or pastimes outside of the cage. Numerous MMA fighters have said in public that soccer is their favorite sport.
Many of them watch soccer so closely that they could probably make a few predictions that would be pretty close to the truth. Here are a few of the greatest MMA fighters who are also soccer fans and will inarguably be watching the 2022 Fifa World Cup closely.
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Some of the world-famous pro boxers and their favorite football teams
Ruiz (C.D. Guadalaraja) Mexico
Ruiz decided to take a break from making preparations for his rematch with Anthony Joshua to watch his favorite team, C.D. Guadalajara, play in the Mexican top flight. He is not the only boxer to talk about how much he loves football.
The American-Mexican went to the Estadio Akron to see his favorite Liga MX team lose 4-2 at home to Pachuca. He posted pictures of his trip to Instagram.
Ruiz Jr. is known for being a good boxer. In June, he surprised Joshua by taking the world titles that the British heavyweight had held. This showed that Ruiz Jr.'s love of sports goes beyond the ring.
And the undisputed heavyweight world champion isn't the only one who shows fans how much he loves the beautiful game. Andy Ruiz Jr.
Tyson Fury is a boxer (Manchester United)
The world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury stopped by to see Manchester United tie with Arsenal in the Premier League not long after he tied with Deontay Wilder in December.
The 31-year-old has been interviewed by BT Sport during half-time of the game. He said he wanted a possible rematch with Wilder to happen at Old Trafford, but it looks like that will happen in the US in February.
Ricky Hatton (Man City)
Although "The Hitman" who is now training Fury's younger brother, the 40-year-old frequently goes to the Etihad Stadium to watch Manchester City play.
In 2008, he had his own success at City's stadium when he defended his light welterweight titles against Juan Lazcano.
Anthony Yarde (Arsenal)
The British light heavyweight doesn't hide the fact that he likes Arsenal. In fact, he was seen wearing a Gunners shirt while training for his loss to WBA champion Sergey Kovalev in August.
The 28-year-old went to the Emirates Stadium this summer for a promo event with NBA star James Harden and young Arsenal player Reiss Nelson.
George Groves (Chelsea)
In May 2018, the 31-year-old boxer brought his WBA super middleweight belt to Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea play Huddersfield in the Premier League.
The Brit always talked about how much he wanted to fight at the Bridge, but he never got the chance before retiring last year.
Smith, Callum (Liverpool)
Last September, the 29-year-old beat Groves to win the WBA title. He is renowned to be a big Liverpool fan.
Along with their professional boxing brothers Paul, Stephen, and Liam, the siblings are regulars on the Reds' own channel, LFCTV.
It seems like the most famous pro boxers will be supporting England in this year's Qatar Fifa World Cup in November 2022.