Francis Ngannous Apologizes For Lackluster Performance At UFC 226
A heavyweight showdown between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis in the co-main event of UFC 226 was one of the worst fights in the promotion’s history. ‘The predator’ was praised as one of the division’s most feared contenders, and many expected a slugfest with Lewis at UFC 226. The whole time both fighters stare at each other and Ngannou who barely landed 11 strikes and unable to finish his opponent despite being tagged as a knockout artist.
At one point, UFC commentator Joe Rogan also roast their performance and UFC president Dana White blasted egomania Ngannou following a loss at UFC 226 and was pretty forgiving of Lewis performance.
Ngannous who was not present at UFC 226 presser but today he apologizes for his failed performance via social media post:
“I am not proud of my last performance,” Ngannou wrote. “I have carried my fear from the last fight to this one. I completely understand the frustration and anger that it has caused to my fans, coaches, teammates, family and friends and I am truly sorry for that. I won’t let everyone down again. All I can do now is prove myself and make you proud again.”
Ngannou who has now lost two straight, he has a long road to recovery and to prove he’s still a future star.