Conor McGregor lets slip that Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new contract
Conor McGregor appears to have let slip that Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new deal with Real Madrid.
The pair are pals, and recently spent some time together in the United States. Ronaldo was on holiday at the end of a long season, and McGregor was preparing for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
The subject of contracts seemingly came up, because McGregor appeared to reveal on Saturday that Ronaldo has signed a new deal at Real Madrid, before the club or the player made it official.
The Dubliner was asked at an event on Saturday if he could overtake Ronaldo in the Forbes list of top-earning sports stars, McGregor replied:
"That'll be tough, he's just signed a new contract with Real Madrid but we'll see, maybe next year I'll have him."
Ronaldo's current contract runs until 2018. Spanish media outlet AS report that the 31-year-old's contract extension will be announced on August 31, and it will run until 2020 or 2021.
He is still basking in the glow of becoming a European champion after Portugal defeated France in the final last month.
Ronaldo was forced to go off with an injury, but an extra time goal from Eder was enough to take the title.
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