January 29, 2023

UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio has jumped to Lionel Messi’s defence after he was threatened by boxing star Canelo.

The Paris Saint-Germain ahead scored a surprising objective because the Albiceleste obtained their World Cup marketing campaign again on observe with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Saturday after a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia.

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Messi drew stage with Maradona for World Cup targets together with his effort in opposition to Mexico

After the match, defender Nicolas Otamendi posted a clip of Messi main the nation’s celebrations within the altering room.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner had a Mexico shirt on the ground and appeared to brush it off his foot as he sat down.

Proud Mexican Canelo took problem with this and known as out Messi on Twitter, he wrote: “Did you guys see Messi cleansing the ground with our jersey and flag?

“He higher pray to God that I don’t discover him. Identical to I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico! I’m not speaking in regards to the nation as a complete, simply in regards to the bulls*** that Messi did.”

Messi has been defended by many together with his former Argentina teammate Sergio Aguero and now he’s been backed up by Ponzinibbio who is about to struggle Robbie Lawler at UFC 282 on December 10.

“No level threatening Messi. Everyone is aware of Messi’s profession. If [Canelo] doesn’t know he shouldn’t say a factor,” the UFC star from Argentina informed MMA Combating.

A clip of Messi left Canelo furious

A clip of Messi left Canelo livid

Argentine UFC fight Santiago Ponzinibbio is ready to defend his compatriot

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Argentine UFC struggle Santiago Ponzinibbio is able to defend his compatriot


“It’s regular for gamers to throw jerseys on the bottom, they’re all sweaty, however he didn’t do something disrespectful. Everyone that is aware of Messi is aware of he’s an impeccable athlete and a really respectful particular person.”

Ponzinibbio warned Canelo that choosing on Messi has critical penalties.

“[Messi] had a superb match. I used to be upset. Brother, if you wish to struggle, I’m prepared, however depart Messi be,” he added. “You mess with Messi, you mess with your complete Argentina. Don’t trouble the child.”

The undisputed super-middleweight champion is recent off a trilogy win over his largest rival Gennady Golovkin who he simply outpointed in September after their super-competitive fights in 2017 and 2018.

Canelo is but to e-book his subsequent struggle however is believed to be taken with a rematch with Dmitry Bivol who shockingly beat him after they clashed for the WBA light-heavyweight title in Might.