Francis Ngannou Reacts to Becoming UFC Champion- Says ‘Honor’ to Share Octagon With Stipe Miocic

Published 03/30/2021, 12:24 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon reacts after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou took to Instagram lately to react to his triumph at UFC 260. Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic in a devastating manner to establish himself as the best heavyweight on the planet.

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Furthermore, he praised former champion Stipe Miocic and highlighted that he was honored to share the octagon with him.

Here we are. CHAMP 👑 Finally got a hold of the belt and this is going to be for a while. This right here is more than a belt, but a symbol of hope and dedication, it shows how far you can go if you believe in you and doesn’t matter how far behind you are, doesn’t matter how many obstacles you meet along the road (and believe me they can be countless), you can overcome them and reach your goal because the only limit that you have is YOU and nothing else,” wrote ‘The Predator’.

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He then went on to thank his family, fans, and followers in general for supporting him through and through. The support gives him extra energy and motivation for sure.

Thank you to my opponent @stipemiocic for being a great champion, it was and will always been an honor to share and Octagon with you 🙏,” Ngannou added.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: (R-L) Francis Ngannou of Cameroon kicks Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Ngannou finished his message on a thankful note as he expressed his gratitude towards his team and coaches for helping him get through the toughest test of his professional fighting career.

Notably, the former champion had also reacted on social media to his loss. As always, he was graceful in loss and hoped to prove his mettel in the octagon again.

Should there be a trilogy between Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic?

The head-to-head between Miocic and ‘The Predator‘ is set at 1-1.

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However, the current version of Ngannou looks scarier than ever. Hence, only time will tell if Miocic can take out the scariest heavyweight in the world.

Before that, the consensus greatest heavyweight of all time will have to take some time off to recover from the effects of the brutal knockout he suffered. Once he recovers, a rubber match between the duo is inevitable.

Should the UFC book a trilogy fight? What did you make of Francis Ngannou’s message?

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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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