Francis Ngannou Gunning For Fight With Light Heavyweight Champ
Francis Ngannou is taking on Junior Dos Santos this weekend, in Minneapolis. Ahead of that bout, he is eyeing a fight with UFC champ Jon Jones.
Ngannou is one of the scariest fighters to ever step foot in the UFC’s Octagon. With one punch, he can send you to another universe. If you need any proof, just ask Cain Velasquez, or Curtis Blaydes, among others. Next up on the potential chopping block is Junior Dos Santos.
However, Ngannou is looking ahead, to what could be a bigger fight. “The Predator” has set his eyes on UFC Lightweight Champion, Jon Jones. Although Jones is competing at 205, it is expected that he will eventually move to Heavyweight.
With that in mind, Ngannou told TMZ Sports how much he would like to face Jones in the future.
“Personally, I mean, it would be a good fight, first of all for the fans, for me, yes.
Even though Jon Jones is a light heavyweight, this guy has made his legacy, dominating the whole division. He’s a big dude. I met him once, we almost, we are the same height, we are almost the same thing. I might just have a few pounds on him. That would be a legit fight.”
Francis Ngannou further explained how much the fans would enjoy a fight with Jones. However, he did explain that he was taking things slowly.
“I mean the fight makes sense, it’s very legit. I’m here for it. I’m here for the challenge, but I just want to take things one at a time. I don’t want to mix them up. But yes, I would definitely want that fight.”
Francis Ngannou takes on Junior Dos Santos, Saturday at UFC Minneapolis.