The video montage launched by the UFC highlights the spectacular affect of the Cameroonian fighter’s blows.
“Francis is a phenomenon. Physically, he is a monster endowed with incredible strength and impressive explosiveness ”. This is how Fernand Lopez, his former coach of the MMA Factory in Paris, Francis Ngannou described to us in 2018. Since then, the complete world has been in a position to uncover the uncooked power of the Cameroonian fighter educated in MMA in France.
Last Saturday, at the age of 34, he reached a primary peak in his profession by changing into UFC heavyweight champion to write down one of the most stunning chapters of his unbelievable saga (read his portrait here). To win the belt, Ngannou took revenge on Stipe Miocic, who had crushed him three years earlier. Considered the finest heavyweight in the historical past of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), the American couldn’t do something this time in opposition to the lightning popping out of the fists of his spectacular opponent (1.93m, 119 kg). One want solely check out the super slow-motion of the finest moments of the combat posted on social media by the UFC to gauge how a lot the blows delivered by Ngannou rocked the defending champion. Brutal.
“The strength came naturally, without working it.”
This Herculean power, Francis Ngannou had agreed to say throughout an interview lately granted to the Figaro, admitting to having “something more than a lot of people”. “The strength came naturally, without working it. At 22, I had never done sports. It’s genetic. My daddy was a bit like that even though he’s smaller. In the family, we have this reputation for having strength. ” A present from heaven that has allowed him to climb on the highest step in his self-discipline for a couple of days.
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