‘Make Me Feel Like My Nose Gonna Break’- Tyron Woodley Details Dealing With Francis Ngannou’s Inhuman Strength in Gym

Published 02/23/2021, 7:32 AM EST
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 17: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon celebrates his KO victory over Cain Velasquez in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 17, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Credits Getty Images)


Francis Ngannou will make his return at UFC 260 as ‘The Predator’ finally gets his second shot at the UFC gold in his rematch against Stipe Miocic. Ngannou will have a point to prove after being dominated by Miocic in their first fight at UFC 220. His power will once again be his best bet going into the rematch. In a recent interview, Tyron Woodley explained what it’s like to experience that power.

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The former UFC welterweight kingpin, ‘T-Wood’ was working in the gym with Ngannou. But that was enough for him to know and feel how much strength and power the heavyweight packs around everything he does. But he also believes Miocic is underrated and should triumph in the rematch too.

Speaking to Helen Yee, Woodley said, “I was just in a gym with Ngannou and he was working on some single leg and he like grabbed his leg and his strength and his power like he didn’t even he don’t really quite grasp it and I noticed how fucking strong he is.”

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“I don’t know what I would do because I never felt nobody just put that much my face and make me feel like my nose gonna break,” he added.

The Chosen One‘ will also make his return at the UFC 260 card. He fights perennial welterweight contender Vicente Luque. The former champion will look to get back to winning ways, as he is currently on a three-fight skid since losing his title to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235.

Can Francis Ngannou finally become a UFC champion at UFC 260?

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The Predator‘ will finally look to achieve the highest honor in MMA, i.e. the UFC gold. He got his shot at the belt at UFC 220 but was manhandled by Miocic. A loss to Derrick Lewis at UFC 226 was followed by four back-to-back execution of top contenders within a combined timing of 2 minutes and 42 seconds.

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Francis Ngannou looks on between rounds against Stipe Miocic in their Heavyweight Championship fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Francis is certainly on a roll in the division and has put the champion on notice yet again. But Miocic is confident about being able to recapitulate his first performance.

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What did you make of Woodley’s comments on Ngannou’s power? Can he beat Stipe Micic at UFC 260?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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