UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou is back in the gym following his emphatic knockout victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in 20 seconds. ‘The Predator’ released a video grab via his Twitter handle, showing him undergo some unorthodox training, to say the least. The Heavyweight juggernaut trains in ways only he can.
Flyweight Braden Pagaoa steps in as the heavyweight’s training partner. ‘Puni’ Pagaoa has yet to burst onto the professional MMA scene, but if the video grab is any proof, his future burns bright. The heavy-handed flyweight threw monstrous hooks to Ngannou’s midsection, even getting a wince out of the heavyweight.
It would be safe to say that anyone else would crumble under such torque generated power.
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) June 26, 2020
Francis Ngannou is strictly business
The heavyweight tyrant has always had an endearing personality outside the Octagon. Additionally, he has always been amiable and outgoing with both fans and reporters alike. However, the same cannot be said for ‘The Predator’ once the cage door closes behind him.
The Cameroonian fighter has ascended to the very top of the sport after training for less than 8 years. He is currently the undisputed number one contender in the UFC heavyweight division.
His success has come from his vicious mindset inside the cage, having secured four consecutive finishes over top competition. Not to mention, the average fight time in these four fights spans was a mere 40 seconds.
Ngannou began his combat sports journey as a boxer in Paris, where his MMA coaches saw untapped potential in him. He successfully made the transition into MMA after just a few years into his training, where he was immediately touted as a prospect. Now a top contender, Ngannou has scored knockouts of heavyweight royalty in Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem.
In light of his career so far, Ngannou is primed to fight for the belt once the log jam at the top of the division is sorted. Until then, ‘The Predator’ appears to continuously grind to cement his UFC legacy.
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