Final Preventing Championship (UFC) heavyweight hurter Francis Ngannou airmailed Jairzinho Rozenstruick again to Suriname final Sat. evening (Might 9) with a first-round knockout that was so violent, coronavirus quarantined itself from “The Predator.”
I can perceive why Jon Jones retains laying aside that soar to heavyweight.
Not surprisingly, the blended martial arts (MMA) fan base has been screaming for an additional Ngannou title shot after his efficiency at UFC 249, however that must wait till Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier full their trilogy.
If Miocic opts to take a seat out, promotion president Dana White has entertained the concept of stripping the champion and pitting Ngannou in opposition to “DC” for the vacant strap. That mentioned, you may not wish to get your hopes up when it comes to leisure worth.
“If I’m going to combat Francis Ngannou, the sensible approach to combat him is to go take him down time and again,” Cormier mentioned on the UFC 249 post-fight present (through MMA Junkie). “I did that in opposition to Derrick Lewis and other people gave me flack for it, ‘All he did was wrestle.’ I’m not going to face up with him. I’m not going to go and rise up with Francis Ngannou. I’m telling you, I’m telling him. If you happen to’re going to be upset about me taking him down time and again, that’s simply what you’re going to should take care of. I don’t wish to get knocked out. That’s what’s going to occur if I stand there. If I stand there, he would knock me out. I’d most likely wrestle him the entire time till I’d submit him.”
Cormier, 41, has made a profession out of neutralizing bricklayers, taking out Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (twice), Dan Henderson, and even Miocic after they first went to conflict at UFC 226. Not solely is “DC” an Olympic-caliber wrestler, he transitions from putting to grappling nearly as good (or higher) than anybody within the sport.
As for Ngannou, 33, he dropped a five-round choice to Miocic of their UFC 220 headliner again in early 2018, after failing to regulate to the champion’s wrestling-based assault. It’s onerous to know if “The Predator” fastened these holes in his sport as a result of he’s scored first-round knockouts in his final 4 fights.
I suppose there’s just one approach to discover out …