Rafael Nadal bizarrely called out by UFC star just days after Wimbledon withdrawal

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UFC fighter Rafael Fiziev has called out tennis star Rafael Nadal after securing his sixth straight victory on Sunday morning. Fiziev knocked out Brazilian legend Rafael Dos Anjos with a perfectly timed left hook at UFC Vegas 58 as he secured a No 7 place in the lightweight rankings.

But rather than calling for a fight with a top 5 opponent, Fiziev used his mic time to demand a bout with Nadal. During his post-fight interview, he said: “I want to say, now we know who is the best Rafael in the UFC, now we know, and now I wanna make a new challenge who is the best Rafael in sport, Rafael Nadal, come here, come here.”

Fiziev then went on to state that he could beat Nadal at his own game, saying: “Rafael Nadal, where him? I can beat him in his sport too.”

Nadal’s hopes of a 23rd grand slam title were recently shattered after he was forced to withdraw from his Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal strain sustained during his quarter-final win against Taylor Fritz.

“I did all the things the best way possible to give myself a chance here. I am in the semi-finals, so I’m playing very well the last couple of days.

“Especially yesterday, at the beginning of the match, playing at a very, very high level. Even that makes me feel little bit worse because I felt that playing at the level that I was playing, probably I will have a chance.”



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