Francis Ngannou Not Impressed By Jairzinho Rozenstruik Ahead Of UFC Columbus

Francis Ngannou hasn’t seen anything impressive from Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Fight fans are eagerly anticipating the heavyweight tilt between Ngannou and Rozenstruik. The two will collide on March 28 inside Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ngan…

Francis Ngannou hasn’t seen anything impressive from Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Fight fans are eagerly anticipating the heavyweight tilt between Ngannou and Rozenstruik. The two will collide on March 28 inside Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ngannou and Rozenstruik have a combined 19 knockout victories in MMA. Ngannou Isn’t Impressed By Rozenstruik Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Ngannou admitted […]

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Francis Ngannou Interested In Multiple Boxing Matches Following Tyson Fury Callout

Ngannou FuryUFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou is not only serious about boxing Tyson Fury — he also wants to pursue multiple boxing matches. Fury became the WBC heavyweight champion following his impressive seventh-round TKO win over Deontay Wilder on the weekend. After the fight, Ngannou proceeded to call him out. The two have history with Fury […]

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UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou is not only serious about boxing Tyson Fury — he also wants to pursue multiple boxing matches.

Fury became the WBC heavyweight champion following his impressive seventh-round TKO win over Deontay Wilder on the weekend. After the fight, Ngannou proceeded to call him out.

The two have history with Fury initially calling “The Predator” out for a mixed martial arts fight last year. But Ngannou — who has long professed his desire of competing in boxing — is not just trying to make headlines.

He wants a boxing career.

“(I’m interested in) competing in the boxing match in general, but Fury and I have some little story together because he was first calling me out in MMA and everything,” Ngannou told MMA Junkie. “Basically, the man stands, after his fight yesterday as the best heavyweight. No argument about that – he stands as the best heavyweight. For someone looking to box, you definitely have to go through him to prove that you’re the best.

“I know for a fact that I’m going to do a few boxing matches. I’m not just about one shot. I’m not just like, one big fight. I want to make my own little statement in a boxing career. I’m thinking about multiple boxing matches – like straight boxing matches. Let’s see how it plays out. Let’s see what’s on the table, what would be more attractive.”

As for a fight with Fury — whether it’s in boxing or MMA — Ngannou is not sure if “The Gypsy King” is serious. However, he will be always be ready should the prospect become a reality.

“I don’t know if he was (putting on a) show, as he is a showman, or if he really meant it, but let’s see what happens,” Ngannou added. “I’m here – that’s the point. I’m not going anywhere. So if it’s about to happen, it’ll happen.”

Do you think we’ll see Fury vs. Ngannou?

UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou Mulls Potential Boxing Career

Francis Ngannou is taking a potential boxing run into heavy consideration. It’s no secret that Ngannou’s first love was boxing. When “The Predator” was struggling financially, he turned to the gym in hopes of becoming the next M…

Francis Ngannou is taking a potential boxing run into heavy consideration. It’s no secret that Ngannou’s first love was boxing. When “The Predator” was struggling financially, he turned to the gym in hopes of becoming the next Mike Tyson in the world of boxing. Things changed when Ngannou was introduced to the world of mixed […]

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Derrick Lewis Open To Being Backup For UFC Columbus Main Event

LewisUFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis is not looking for a long layoff. Lewis made it two wins in a row after a tight split decision win over Ilir Latifi in the main card of UFC 247 last night in Houston, Texas. There was a big debate as to whether he should have won the fight. After […]

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UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis is not looking for a long layoff.

Lewis made it two wins in a row after a tight split decision win over Ilir Latifi in the main card of UFC 247 last night in Houston, Texas.

There was a big debate as to whether he should have won the fight. After all, Latifi controlled him on the ground in the second round and for majority of the third. However, Lewis unleashed a flurry in the final minute that ultimately saw him get the nod.

And he believes his overall work on the feet is what got him the victory:

“I knew it would be a close call, especially with the takedowns, but most of his shots I was blocking and I was controlling him,” Lewis told media after the fight (via MMA Junkie). “All he got were the takedowns. The flying knees just came from being in better shape.”

Regardless, “The Black Beast” is now on a winning streak again and most of all, he didn’t sustain any injuries. He wants to remain active and is even willing to be the backup for the UFC Columbus main event on March 28.

That event will notably headlined by a heavyweight bout between heavy-hitters Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

“I’m healthy right now,” he added. “There is nothing wrong with me, so I can come back in for a quick replacement for (Jairzinho) Rozenstruik vs. (Francis) Ngannou (at UFC Columbus) if needed. I’m ready whenever.”

Who do you want to see Lewis face next?

Jairzinho Rozenstruik Says He’ll Put Francis Ngannou Away En Route To Title Shot

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is set for the toughest test of his career when he battles Francis Ngannou in the main event of UFC Columbus. Rozenstruik is 10-0 as a pro including being 4-0 with the UFC with four knockout wins. In his last fight, he scored a KO…

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is set for the toughest test of his career when he battles Francis Ngannou in the main event of UFC Columbus. Rozenstruik is 10-0 as a pro including being 4-0 with the UFC with four knockout wins. In his last fight, he scored a KO win over Alistair Overeem with just four seconds […]

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Stipe Miocic Willing To ‘Put On A Clinic’ On Francis Ngannou Again

Stipe Miocic is all clear to return to the Octagon. Miocic suffered an eye injury during his last outing with Daniel Cormier last year, in which he finished “DC” to avenge his knockout loss from 2018, and recapture the UFC heavyweight championship. Now, after a few months of recovery, Miocic is ready to get back […]

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Stipe Miocic is all clear to return to the Octagon. Miocic suffered an eye injury during his last outing with Daniel Cormier last year, in which he finished “DC” to avenge his knockout loss from 2018, and recapture the UFC heavyweight championship.

Now, after a few months of recovery, Miocic is ready to get back to work, with a trilogy bout with Daniel Cormier expected this year. However, Miocic isn’t going to rush things, as he wants to make sure he’s fully comfortable to fight before signing on the dotted line. Speaking at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, Miocic was asked about doing a trilogy with Cormier next. Miocic responded by suggesting a Cormier trilogy might not be his next fight after all.

In fact, Miocic mentioned rematching Francis Ngannou, who has more than earned a heavyweight title opportunity at this point, saying he’d love to put on another “clinic’ against the feared knockout artist. (H/T The Body Lock MMA)

“That’s what he [White] says. He says a lot of things that are not true. It could be. Who knows? Whoever they want me to fight, honestly. I don’t really care. I’ll put on a clinic on Ngannou again.”

In 2018 Miocic and Ngannou headlined UFC 220 with a heavyweight title bout. Miocic was defending his title against a streaking Ngannou, who was riding a 10-fight win streak at the time, finishing all of his UFC opponents with ease. However, Miocic was able to survive the initial onslaught brought on by Ngannou, wrestling him to a decision win after five rounds.

The victory not only marked a big win for Miocic, but a record title defense, as the Cleveland star became the first-ever heavyweight champion to successfully defend the UFC heavyweight title three times.

What do you think about Miocic saying he’s down to put another “clinic” on Ngannou?

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