Francis Ngannou proved to the world, why he is the scariest man on the planet right now, as he crushed the champ Stipe Miocic via. a second-round KO. Having made a very bright start to the fight, Francis seemed to be in control, but he couldn’t land that ‘one decisive’ punch. At one point in the first round, Miocic attempted to takedown Ngannou, but was thwarted by brilliant takedown-defence from the Cameroonian, which showed the sign of things to come. (Francis could hardly wrestle, grapple, and defend takedowns, at UFC 220).
After the victory, Ngannou seemed more humble than ever, while also acknowledging the fact that Jon Jones might be waiting for him. Going by the look of things, Francis ‘The Ford Escort’ might knockout whoever comes his way.
‘I’m ready for Jon Jones in the summer‘ – Francis Ngannou
“Him moving up is gonna be a challenge that I would take and put it on my record. It will be very good on my resume. This time he’s gonna be the challenger. I am the champ. He’s coming up and looking for me. I’m ready for Jon Jones in the summer!”, Ngannou said at the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
With that win, Francis Ngannou has cemented himself as the most dangerous man in the history of the heavyweight division. Jon Jones will be wary of the threat Francis Ngannou carries. One shot is all the man needs to hand Jon Jones his first loss (barring that DQ against Matt Hamill).
What next for Francis Ngannou, will he keep the belt for himself in the coming years?
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