Karim, 32, enjoyed a fantastic campaign for Madrid, netting 21 goals and providing eight assists as Real Madrid beat Barcelona to the LaLiga title.
Karim is ready to try himself in fighting sports
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had a simple answer to whether he takes a try at mixed martial arts after his football career comes to an end: “No problem for me, I’m ready for it!” Karim, 32, enjoyed a fantastic campaign for Madrid, netting 21 goals and providing eight assists as Real Madrid beat Barcelona to the LaLiga title. This form suggests that Benzema still has many legs left in football, even as he may be near the twilight years of his career. But other challenges appeal to the French striker, including the one who seems to have a move on the fighting sport. The French star took questions from several friends for a YouTube video, one of whom came from French kickboxer Fouad Ezbiri, whom he trained with in the past.
Age means nothing for Benzema
Fouad asked if Benzema – a fan of fighting sports – ever had plans to enter the ring at least once. “Well, Fouad, my brother, anyway, I hope you are doing well, and I indeed love fighting sport,” Benzema said. “I love training, as you say, we have already trained, after football why not prepare with you for six months and if you think that I can be ready for a fight, no problem for me, I’m ready for it!” Benzema also answered a separate question about how long he feels that he has gone into football. “I work a lot and pay attention to everything I do, take care of myself, and try to get as much out of myself as possible,” added Benzema. “I know that this is not the beginning of my career, but in any case, age means nothing to me, and we are going to do everything.”
Ronaldo, Michael Jordan, and Mike Tyson – The main sports influences of Benzema
Benzema also revealed his three main sports influences, saying, “It depends. Many people have inspired me, but we will take football, for example. It is Ronaldo, the Brazilian, so he is the one who made me love football. It’s thanks to what Ronaldo did, but everyone knows it. “Then athletic, although I’m not a big basketball fan. I would say Michael Jordan for what he did, that he has been with the Chicago Bulls. And then another legend, I would say Mike Tyson, where are you going, Mike Tyson, because this is power”. Real Madrid teammate James Rodriguez was pondering whether Benzema would prefer to score or help his teammate. “I will answer you – Sincerely. Making assists or netting goals are two different things, but not that different, and I love to do both,” Benzema said.
” To choose, I prefer to score. On the other hand, if my teammate is right and will score, I will pass the ball to him and offer a goal. So I choose both my brother.”