‘Not As Bad as 50cent’ – Francis Ngannou Compares His Baseball Pitch to Rapper 50 Cent’s Pitch

Published 08/29/2021, 10:18 AM EDT


Francis Ngannou, the UFC heavyweight champion, showed up at a recent baseball game. ‘The Predator’ took to social media and compared his pitch to that of a famous rapper.

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Ngannou takes a shot at 50 Cent

‘The Predator’ is one of the greatest heavyweight fighters in the promotion’s history. He is a prominent name in the sport now. The latter defeated Stipe Miocic in a title bout at UFC 260 to become the heavyweight champ.

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Recently, the Cameroonian fighter appeared at the Angels vs Padres baseball game. He also threw the ceremonial first pitch before the game and later took it to Twitter to show his pitch to his fans.

The heavyweight fighter jokingly compared his pitch to the famous American rapper 50 Cent tagging him in the caption. Ngannou said, “Not as bad as 50 Cent.”

With only two losses in the UFC, Ngannou has an illustrious professional career under his name. He is one of the three current African champions reigning three divisions respectively in the UFC. ‘The Predator’ also believes that his home country, Africa, has a plethora of skilled fighters.

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Francis Ngannou Believes Africa Is a Goldmine of Good Fighters

‘The Predator’ became UFC champion after defeating one of the best heavyweight fighters, Stipe Miocic, at UFC 260. Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman, who are also from Africa, are also the champions of their respective division.

The promotion currently has three African champions. However, ‘The Predator’ believes there are many excellent fighters from Africa that are yet to compete in the UFC.

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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)

In many interviews and podcasts, the heavyweight champion has suggested hosting a UFC show in his home country. He also feels Africa is a goldmine for future UFC stars, who will follow in the footsteps of him, Usman and Adesanya.

Ngannou also claimed that there might be fighters who are stronger than him. However, they don’t have the right opportunity right now. But in the future, ‘The Predator’ himself will help such fighters.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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