Joe Rogan Says “Incredible” Francis Ngannou Is “The Scariest Of All Time”
Francis Ngannou earned the biggest win of his career in the main event of UFC on ESPN’s debut, where he defeated the former 265-pound king Cain Velasquez in a one-sided blowout after only 26 seconds.
Cain Velasquez blames a knee injury for a disastrous loss, while Francis Ngannou claims the strong uppercut finished his rival.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan was clearly impressed with Francis Ngannou’s skills, and couldn’t stop praising the all-time best Cameroonian mixed martial artist. (h/t MMAFighting)
“He’s so big, dude,” Rogan said. “He’s so big and so dangerous. He’s incredible. Cain is one of the best of all time, that’s how good Ngannou is. Francis is the scariest of all time. The thing about Francis NGANNOU is, he’s learning at this really rapid rate when you look at a guy that’s only been doing it for how many years now? 100 percent training, he’s been fighting for maybe five years. I think five years from the time he learned martial arts. Dude, he’s a movie character. Here’s the thing though, all he has to do is get better at that first round and do you really think a lot of guys are gonna make it into that second or third round?”
Ngannou made promotional debut at UFC on Fox 17 in 2015 where he defeated Luis Henrique via brutal left uppercut.
‘The Predator’ then earned few dominant first-round wins. He even KOd the former 265-pound champion Andrei Arlovski at UFC on Fox 27 and the dangerous Dutch striker Alistair Overeem at UFC 218.
Ngannou fought the then UFC Heavyweight king Stipe Miocic for a title at UFC 220, on January 20, 2018. Yet, Stipe’s great wrestling master plan was too much for Francis Ngannou, who lost the fight via unanimous decision.
The Cameroonian confessed Stipe’s mental war affected his performance against Derrick Lewis at UFC 226, because he “carried the fear from the last fight to this one”. In one of the most disappointing matches ever, Ngannou threw only 11 strikes and lost via unanimous decision. People wondered whether the strong boxer was shut down for good. But Francis overcame the crisis and rebounded back with two quick KO wins in his last two matches.
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