Soccer Star Lionel Messi Refuses To Face-Off With Former UFC Fighter For A Photo


Apparently some requests are just too much for certain athletes and celebrities. Former UFC fighter Ronys Torres has one of those stories after meeting arguably the best soccer player in the world — Lionel Messi.

Torres met with Messi and upon asking the soccer star to “face-off” with him for a photograph, a pose used in many photos featuring professional fighters, the celebrity athlete refused.

“After the training, Rafinha took us to the parking lot,” Torres told “The security guard asked me if I was a boxer because I was strong. When Messi came, another member of my gym asked Messi to pose for a face-off but he’s very shy, he didn’t want to do it.”

As Torres explained, Messi might not have agreed to that particular pose, but he did end up taking a picture with him.

“But he took a picture with me,” said Torres. “He’s a great guy.”

You can check out the photo of Ronys Torres and Lionel Messi below.


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