Dana White praises the ‘scary’ Francis Ngannou after knocking out Stipe Miocic to become heavyweight champion … with the UFC president praising his ‘incredible’ improvement since his 2018 defeat to the American
- Dana White praised Francis Ngannou’s creepy performance at UFC 260
- The 34-year-old knocked out Stipe Miocic to become heavyweight champion
- Ngannou showed big improvements after his 2018 defeat to the American
- White was also impressed with the skills of the Cameroonian hunter
Dana White hailed Francis Ngannou as a ‘scary’ talent after knocking out Stipe Miocic to claim the heavyweight title at UFC 260.
Ngannou flew his opponent with a series of fierce punches in the second round to avenge his 2018 defeat to the American and become Africa’s first heavyweight champion.
Miocic had briefly found his feet after Ngannou threw a fierce left hand, but the Cameroonian fighter was hit in the throat again as referee Dean Herb called for the fight.
Dana White (left) hailed Francis Ngannou (right) as a ‘scary’ talent after knocking out Stipe Miocic to claim the heavyweight title at UFC 260
UFC president White was full of praise for the 34-year-old’s performance in Las Vegas.
He looked damn good. He looked great, man, ”White said after the fight.
“You’ve clearly seen a lot of things about him that we hadn’t seen in the past. Main kicks, legs kicks, really good wrestling. Takedown defense, scary. ‘
The 34-year-old flew his opponent with a series of fierce punches in the second round
White was impressed with the improvements Ngannou had made since his 2018 defeat against Miocic (see photo above)
White was also impressed by the growth Ngannou has seen since losing to Miocic three years ago.
Listen, he had the first fight with Stipe. He’s had a lot of time to think about it and a lot of time to break the tape and work on things he fell short in the first fight. He’s done his job, ”White added.
He looked damn good. He even ate that big right hand that Stipe threw back at him. It was a very impressive achievement. ‘
The focus is now on Ngannou’s first title defense, with many believing he must take on the great Jon Jones.
Jones, who left his light heavyweight title last year to move up a division, made it clear he was up for the challenge by tweeting ‘show me the money’ after Ngannou’s win.