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16th Aug 2015

Zlatan would have beaten people up for a living, had he not become a football star

Zlatan loves a scrap...


It turns out that had things gone differently, we could have seen the world’s first scorpion kick knockout inside the Octagon.

Swedish footballing superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed himself to be a “huge UFC fan” in a recent interview with Bleacher Report.

The PSG striker explained that had he not gone down the football route, he probably would have followed in the footsteps of compatriot Alexander Gustafsson and made his name in mixed martial arts.

“My father wanted me to be a lawyer but I had a hard time seeing me as a lawyer, but I’m a huge UFC fan, so probably something within the UFC or martial arts. I would see myself good in that.”

So although he’s never done it before, Zlatan reckons he’d still be quite good at it. Typical Zlatan-esque modesty right there.