“That Has to Be So Defeating”: Combat World Remains Brutally Honest as Ryan Garcia’s Power Punches “Tickles” Former UFC Heavyweight Champion in Resurfaced Clip

Published 04/19/2023, 7:45 AM EDT

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Power and precision are the watchwords in the world of combat sports. Boxers and MMA fighters spend endless hours honing their striking techniques, always hoping to land that knockout blow that would send their opponent to the canvas. Fans were naturally intrigued when a video resurfaced recently showing boxing sensation Ryan Garcia delivering his famous power punches to former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

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However, what happened next was not quite what anyone expected. Despite the force behind Garcia’s punches, Ngannou barely flinched. In fact, he seemed to find the whole thing amusing, even letting out a few giggles. This unexpected reaction from one of the most feared fighters on the planet has sparked a flurry of reactions from fans and pundits alike.

The Fan Reactions: Amazement, Defeat, and Laughter

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The recent resurfacing of a clip posted by Bloody Elbow has left combat sports fans amazed. The video shows Ryan Garcia punching former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou’s stomach while he wears a body pad. Despite the power behind Garcia’s punches, Ngannou is unfazed and barely reacts. In fact, Garcia even acknowledges Ngannou’s impressive resilience, saying “The guy didn’t even move an inch” in the video.

Fans quickly took to Twitter to react to the clip, with many expressing their amazement at Ngannou’s durability. One user, @MikeMarugg, humorously commented, “That has to be so defeating that Francis acting like it tickles.”

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Another user, @SophiaMilagros2, jokingly said, “I would feel so defeated if I am punching my hardest and all I hear is giggling.”

Even Garcia’s own fans couldn’t help but poke fun at the situation, with @JamesWilson928 commenting, “I can’t even shit on Ryan, Ngannou walks around at like 290.”

Others, like @uppercut_i3i3, joked that Ngannou would still be unfazed without the body pad.

Meanwhile, @camofclass humorously questioned if there was a video of the opposite scenario, with Ngannou punching Garcia.

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In conclusion, the resurfaced clip of Ryan Garcia’s power punches on Francis Ngannou’s stomach has left the combat world both impressed and amused. While some fans found it entertaining, others saw it as a testament to Ngannou’s toughness and resilience. One thing is for sure, it’s not every day you see a professional boxer testing their punches on a former UFC heavyweight champion.

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What are your thoughts on the clip? Do you think Ryan Garcia’s punches could have taken down Ngannou in a real fight? Or do you believe Ngannou’s laughter and lack of reaction prove his durability in the ring? Let us know in the comments below.

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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who is dedicated to covering live events with a special emphasis on influencer boxing events. With a focus on storytelling, Mishra strives to bring to light the stories of fighters that often go untold. As a big fan of Mike Tyson, Mishra believes that boxing will remain relevant for eternity, and he is committed to covering the sport with the respect and admiration it deserves.
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