Dana White lauds ‘scary’ Francis Ngannou after he knocked out Stipe Miocic to become heavyweight champion… with UFC president hailing his ‘incredible’ improvement since his 2018 defeat by the American
- Dana White hailed Francis Ngannou’s scary performance at UFC 260
- The 34-year-old knocked out Stipe Miocic to become heavyweight champion
- Ngannou showed big improvements from his 2018 defeat by the American
- White was also impressed by the skillset the Cameroon fighter displayed
Dana White lauded Francis Ngannou as a ‘scary’ talent after he knocked out Stipe Miocic to claim the heavyweight title at UFC 260.
Ngannou floored his opponent with a series of ferocious punches in the second round to avenge his 2018 defeat by the American and become the first heavyweight champion from Africa.
Miocic had briefly found his feet after Ngannou had thrown a fierce left but the Cameroon fighter landed another blow on his throat with referee Dean Herb calling time on the fight.
Dana White (left) lauded Francis Ngannou (right) as a ‘scary’ talent after he knocked 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 incredible, man,’ White said after the fight.
‘Obviously, you saw a lot of things from him that we hadn’t seen from him in the past. Head kicks, legs kicks, really good grappling. Takedown defence, Scary.’
The 34-year-old floored his opponent with a series of ferocious punches in the second round
White was impressed by the improvements Ngannou had made since his 2018 defeat by Miocic (pictured above)
White was also impressed by the growth Ngannou has made since his loss against 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 down tape and work on things that he was deficient in the first fight. He did 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 performance.’
Attention now turns to Ngannou’s first title defence, with many believing he should take on all-time great Jon Jones.
Jones, who vacated his light heavyweight title last year in order to move up a division, made it clear he was ready for the challenge by tweeting ‘show me the money’ after Ngannou’s victory.
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