Francis Ngannou Announces Exciting News For Cameroonian Fans

Published 03/28/2021, 10:05 AM EDT
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 via Getty Images)


Francis Ngannou became the UFC Heavyweight champion after knocking out Stipe Miocic in the second round of the UFC 260 main event fight in a rematch of the 2018 fight between the two.

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Ngannou was excellent in the match and looked like the deserved heavyweight champion. Following his victory, there has been a lot of support and wishes coming for Ngannou. People from all around the globe have congratulated the new champion.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon prepares to fight Jairzinho Rozenstruik of Suriname in their heavyweight fight during the UFC 249 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The proud son of Cameroon – Francis Ngannou

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After ‘The Predator’ won his match, we saw incredible scenes of jubilation in his hometown of Batie, Cameroon.

People there were jumping, dancing and celebrating their countryman winning the championship.

During an interview, Ngannou said that he intends to put the title belt in a public place in Cameroon, so that people can see it and get inspired by the success of one of their own.

In a video that Oscar Willis posted on his twitter account, we can hear Ngannou talking about the same, “I was thinking, I was saying maybe we gonna find a place, a public place in Cameroon and put it there.”

Ngannou got quite emotional while talking about how it is tough to grow up in a situation which is not financially stable, however he also talked about the fact that it is not your fault that you didn’t have basic necessities. One can only work hard and give his best, and provide a better furture for themselves.

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It’s not your fault that you don’t have shoes. It’s not your fault that you don’t have a pen or something. So Just keep moving.” Ngannou said.

In 2018, Ngannou had lost his fight against Miocic and then had to wait 3 years to get a shot at the title. Since then it has been a tough journey for ‘The Predator’ but he has finally got his reward.

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Ngannou himself had hard beginnings, and his decision to keep his championship belt in public is that of someone who is a staunch champion inside and outside the ring.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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