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This could have been PPV – Ibrahimovic challenged Gattuso in Jiu-Jitsu

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Brazilian legend Robinho recalls the day at AC Milan when Zlatan Ibrahimovic laid down a jiu-jitsu challenge to Gennaro Gattuso. 

Just for a second consider the two characters in question here. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, standing at 1.95 meters tall and a black belt in martial arts. Then you have Gennaro Gattuso, the man who slapped a fellow professional across the face for pissing him off.

At one point, they were both on the same team. They played together at AC Milan.

Brazilan forward Robinho was a member of the Rossoneri squad at that time too.

He calls the pair vividly and one-time things almost came to blows,

Speaking to Marca he describes how the undefeatable Ibrahimovic called out the general Gattuso.

He said:

“Zlatan often said that he had convinced Milan to sign me…He’d say: ‘you’re here because of me’.”

“Is he arrogant? Yes, but in a good way, he has confidence in his talent.”

“One day in training he challenged Gattuso to a jiu-jitsu fight.”

“Right before your eyes, you had this fierce defender doing martial arts against Zlatan – who is a black belt.”

“Who won? Zlatan always wins…”