Francis Ngannou eliminated Jairzinho Rozenstruick in just 20 seconds of the first round last Saturday. overnight (May 9) at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida. While “The Predator” is undoubtedly delighted with his performance, he left the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena feeling a little frustrated.
It’s because the big, energetic man hoped to fight a little more to get a job and eventually show off the rest of his skills. Ngannou broke everything against ESPN’s Ariel Helwani a few days before his fourth knockout victory.
“It was a little frustrating not being able to fight any longer. But the feeling of work accomplished, the joy, it brings frustration, much more, “said Francis.
“Ultimately, it’s about winning the fight. It’s not like I win the wrong way. It was fair, clean and a good knockout. I agree, but I still feel a little frustrated. I worked a lot, played on the ground, wrestled, worked a lot with my team on all of this. Maybe for the next time.
“I’m really happy. I’m just saying, subconsciously, you have this thing that tells you, “I would like to present all my game.” “
Ngannou’s frustration is understandable, as it was his first taste of mixed martial arts (MMA) action in combat in a year. Additionally, for those who count, Ngannou’s last four wins include his destruction of Jairzinho in 20 seconds, ending Junior dos Santos in 71 seconds, sending Cain Velasquez to WWE in just 26 seconds, as well as the flattening of Curtis Blaydes in just 45 seconds.
All told, Ngannou has participated in four competitions in eighteen months, totaling only 162 seconds of actual combat time. But these are the advantages of having vicious cutting power and an aggressive fighting style; be able to enter and exit as quickly as possible without suffering damage.
The victory not only earned Ngannou a $ 50,000 bonus in cash bonus, but also a heavyweight chance. Of course, he will have to wait and see when Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier take part in their trilogy fight, which could mean another extended siege for Francis.
Again, the promotion hinted at the possibility of stripping Miocic, which could lead to a title fight between “DC” and “The Predator”. Cormier has already confirmed that he would be interested in this option. If that happens, Ngannou may get his wish to put all of his tools to work in an extended fight, because Cormier is one of the best wrestlers in all of MMA.
In addition, “DC” has already revealed its not-so-secret game plan to take “The Predator” to avoid becoming another KO victim in the first round.