HILARIOUS: Cousin Sal Announces Huge Francis Ngannou Trade to Brooklyn Nets

Published 03/28/2021, 5:41 AM EDT


UFC 260 was an electrifying event with some era-shifting matches in store. The former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley lost his fourth fight in a row, signaling an end to his UFC career. Exciting bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley recorded two walk-off KOs before earning a TKO in the same fight and announced himself on the big stage. And finally, Francis Ngannou beat Stipe Miocic to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

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It wasn’t just the fact that Ngannou beat the man who is widely considered the greatest heavyweight of all time, but it was also the fact that he absolutely dominated in the fight. Speaking of domination, an organization that has struggled with the problem of domination in recent times is the NBA.

It started with the super team of Golden State Warriors and has now transposed itself into the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are absolutely stacked with superstars and have three of the top 10 players in the league in Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden.

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They haven’t stopped there, and they have signed Blake Griffin to support an already stacked team. However, their latest signing might come as a surprise to you. Continuing in their endeavor to sign the best, Cousin Sal has announced that the UFC heavyweight champion will now ply his trade in the city of Brooklyn with the Nets.

It’s a really good joke, but it’s also a statement on how dominating Ngannou’s win was. It’s a huge compliment for ‘The Predator’ to say that he made Stipe look like a fighter with a good chin, but nothing else.

Francis Ngannou achieves his lifelong dream and beats Stipe Miocic

This was their second fight after Miocic absolutely dominated Ngannou for five rounds in their first one. At UFC 220, the champion survived the initial onslaught from ‘The Predator’ and tired him out. However, Ngannou was very patient in this fight and didn’t let fly very easily.

He looked for his spots, and he finally saw his opening in the second round. He landed a jab that rocked Stipe and finished the former champion with a devastating short left hook.

BEIJING, CHINA – NOVEMBER 24: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon celebrates after his TKO victory over Curtis Blaydes in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Cadillac Arena on November 24, 2018, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

This is the start of a new era in the world of MMA, and every fan will be lucky to witness it unfold. Ngannou looks calmer and more patient, and there hasn’t been a scarier sight in the sport’s history.

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Given his dominance coinciding with the likes of Kamaru Usman’s and Israel Adesanya’s dominance of their respective weight classes, it does seem like Africa will have three champions in the UFC for a very long time.

Do you think there’s anyone who can beat Francis Ngannou now?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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