Ali Khatibi has finally spoken up about the pregnancy of his girlfriend Cristine Reyes. The former Universal Reality Combat Championship Flyweight Champion and the accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt athlete admitted that he is completely overwhelmed by the amount of attention that he is getting after the pregnancy news broke.
“I knew there was gonna [sic] be some buzz but I never expected it to be like this. It's overwhelming. Cristine obviously knows how to deal with this but me I'm still overwhelmed,” he said in an interview with LARGE on Sports Channel.
He also shared how he met the sexy actress. “We were with some common friends when I met her, then she told me she has always wanted to train in jiu-jitsu, so I invited her over to our gym. To my surprise she actually showed up,” he relayed. According to Ali, he did not foresee that they would actually end up together. “It was totally unexpected!” he stated.
The MMA fighter shared that Cristine is very supportive of his sporting endeavors. “Cristine has never seen me fight live. And she is very supportive about my passion for MMA. I'm not even gonna [sic] wait till our baby is born to get back in action, I just love the fact that she is also up for it.”
With all the attention he is getting at the moment, Ali hopes that it would help promote MMA. “It's just amazing how things are turning out right now, and if I can bring more attention to local mixed martial arts, that would be perfect. It's still a growing sport here in the country even though it's been around for quite some time. I strongly encourage everyone out there to follow and support local MMA fighters,” he said.