UFC welterweight Danny Roberts has issued a challenge to Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic after learning the big Swede has a black belt in Taekwondo.
While speaking to The Mirror ahead of UFC 204 this Saturday night, ‘Hot Chocolate’ said he’s open to testing himself against the 35-year-old footballer, saying: “If he’s willing to fight I’m here.”
Roberts is currently preparing for his showdown with Mike Perry this weekend, hoping to continue his unbeaten streak sine joining the promotion.
Speaking on Zlatan’s credentials as a Taekwondo practitioner, Roberts was somewhat surprised, but not deterred from a possible bout against the big man.
“I’d like to see him in the octagon, see what he’s got.
“I’ll make the weight any time.”
The event will take place in Manchester, England and is headlined by middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson, a rematch from their affair at UFC 100.
Zlatan joined Manchester United on a free transfer this summer from Ligue 1 side Paris St-Germain. Since his arrival, the forward has notched 4 goals in 7 appearances and kept captain Wayne Rooney out of his usual central striker role.
With the international break currently in effect, Zlatan might be in attendance at UFC 204 this weekend to check out the fights, who knows, he might even run into Roberts on the night.
I certainly wouldn’t want to.
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