Mixed martial arts champ Ali Khatibi is overwhelmed by all the attention he’s getting over his relationship with Cristine Reyes, especially after her recent announcement that she’s pregnant with their firstborn.
Now it’s his turn to talk about their love story. In an interview with “LARGE” on Sports Channel, the former Universal Reality Combat Championship Flyweight Champion and accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt recalled that it was jiu-jitsu that led them together.
“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,” he says in the interview as quoted by Push.com.ph. “To my surprise she actually showed up.”
He likewise never thought they’d be a couple, saying, “It was totally unexpected!”
He further enthuses how supportive Cristine is of his passion for MMA though she “has never seen me fight live.”
“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,” he says.
The couple plans to tie the knot after Cristine gives birth.
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