German publication Bild covered the story and confirmed that it’s a choice undertaken by many fighters as a protective measure.
The report reads: “Many top athletes do this to protect their nails from fungi and bacteria when they are stuck in sweaty shoes for hours. Even Mike Tyson.”
So there you have it – while Ronaldo could be painting his nails just because he feels like it, the chances are he’s turning to MMA for inspiration, looking for one more way of preparing himself for games.
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