‘I Am a Disco Dancer!’- Francis Ngannou Shows Off His Mithun Chakraborty Side as He Sings a Bollywood Song

Published 03/27/2021, 6:41 AM EDT


Francis Ngannou will look to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world at UFC 260. ‘The Predator’ who will fight Stipe Miocic in a rematch from UFC 220, is keen to level the score. Ahead of the main event, he sat down for an interview with Sony Sports India and his mind was far away from the fight as he touched on his love for Asian films.

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Ngannou happens to be a vivid Bollywood fan and name-dropped movies like Teri Kasam, Disco Dancer, and more. He even sang the famous ‘I am a Disco Dancer’ song from the Disco Dancer movie.

By the time we didn’t have T.V. and I have to walk like one hour to go to see movie. And by the time you walk there, you reach there, they can’t even let you in to see movie,” said Ngannou.

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Not many would have expected a UFC heavyweight fighter to know about Hindi cinema, but considering his roots, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Disco Dancer is a famous Indian movie starring Mithun Chakraborty. Ngannou certainly did a great impression of him by even giving the beat between the lines of the song.

Francis Ngannou: Is it his time against Stipe Miocic?

‘The Predator’ will look to avenge the sole loss of his career at UFC 260 in the UFC Apex. In the previous fight, Miocic exposed Ngannou’s inexperience and controlled him for the full 5-rounds. Subsequently, ‘The Predator’ had a dismal outing against Derrick Lewis and then he went on a first-round KO spree to reassert himself as the top challenger.

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BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: (R-L) Francis Ngannou of Cameroon hugs Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, he has the same man that outdid him, standing across him again. Miocic is certainly the more skilled fighter, but Ngannou always has that knockout punch trump card up in his sleeves as one clean shot from ‘The Predator‘ can put it all to bed. It remains to be seen if he can land one clean fight-ending punch on Stipe Miocic this time around.

Wh0 gets it done at UFC 260? Let us know your pick.

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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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