“MMA Means Wrestling as Well” – Francis Ngannou Shuts Down Kamaru Usman Haters After UFC 251

Published 07/12/2020, 2:01 PM EDT


UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman successfully retained his title against Jorge Masvidal in their latest encounter at the headliner of UFC 251, the inaugural event of Dana White’s ambitious UFC Fight Island. While many fans thought that the fight was boring, UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou provided an explanation of why that wasn’t the case.

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The ‘highly-anticipated’ matchup between two of the A-listed welterweight contenders appeared to be a one-sided contest. Kamaru Usman seemingly managed to outshine Jorge Masvidal in all of the rounds.

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The UFC 251 headliner was dragged to the judge’s scorecard and Kamaru Usman notched an impressive win via unanimous decision. The judges scored the contest 50-45, 50-45, and 46-49 to retain the Welterweight title on Usman’s shoulders. While the entire world is currently applauding Kamaru Usman for his sensational win, not everyone seems to be satisfied with The Nigerian Nightmare’s performance.

Jorge Masvidal accepted the fight against Kamaru Usman on a short notice of six days. Many UFC fans believe that Usman should have notched the victory more impressively. Meanwhile, heavyweight superstar Francis Ngannou took to Instagram and congratulated his fellow Nigerian for his recent victory. However, Ngannou had to come across a lot of critics in the post and ‘The Predator’ curbed those critics in his fashion.

Francis Ngannou contradicts the critic slamming Kamaru Usman’s latest win

Francis Ngannou posted a picture on Instagram and applauded Usman for the win. In the caption, Francis Ngannou wrote, “Congratulations to my brother 🇳🇬 @usman84kg for defending his belt and for doubling his belt BMF & undisputed welterweight champion”

However, a lot of critics jumped in to counter Francis Ngannou in the comment section. One of the users criticized Usman’s fight style, and claimed that the welterweight champion shall “fight like a man”.

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Meanwhile, Francis Ngannou ruled out the criticisms by claiming that wrestling is a part of Mixed martial artists. “It wasn’t a banging contest but mixed martial art contest which means wrestling as well”, Ngannou wrote on Instagram.

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Francis Nagnnou is still fresh of his four first-round knockout winning streak. Daniel Cormier and heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic are staged to battle for the UFC gold at the main event of UFC 252. After the succession of UFC 252, Francis Ngannou would expect to get his shot at UFC gold very soon.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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