Francis Ngannou revealed how he feels after winning the UFC heavyweight belt.
‘The Predator’ claimed the coveted championship with a second round KO win in a rematch against Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 in March 2021.
In an interview with UFC’s Megan Olivi, Ngannou was asked about the moment he realized he had become the UFC’s heavyweight champion. The Cameroonian responded by noting that when the belt wraps around his waist inside the octagon, the feeling of being a world champion doesn’t really sink in.
‘The Predator’ states:
“It’s like, take the time to feel it. And I don’t know if I’ll ever really feel it at some point. Although it was fun, I didn’t feel it. I remember vividly, after the battle, I returned home. And the next day, I didn’t even have dinner. My dinner is a cereal with some sort of similarity, I think of it as a plant-based milkshake my chef keeps in the fridge. “
Ngannou went on to reveal his first meal as champion barely happened because he was so shocked.
“And I can’t order something on my UberEats or DoorDash or something. And I’m so exhausted, I don’t want to go out; trying to figure out those apps to order food. I don’t have one. any of those apps. I find myself having some of this granola with milk that I have to drink at dinner. It was my first dinner as a champ.”
Ngannou points out that in the days and weeks that followed, he still had to constantly remind himself that he was the UFC’s heavyweight champion. The 35-year-old added that he eventually realized that winning the title was just one step and he focused on what came next.
Check out Francis Ngannou’s conversation with Megan Olivi below:
Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in a potential showdown of Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury
UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou Will Face UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Ganes at UFC 270 on January 22.
The Ngannou-Gane winner will become the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion.
As this fight is pivotal, the world of combat sports has been buzzing with speculations about Ngannou’s possible transition to the sport of boxing. WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Recently Challenged Ngannou to a boxing match with MMA gloves.
While many have sided with Fury in this potential fight, prominent UFC fighter and heavyweight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson disagrees.
Visit his YouTube channel, ‘Wonderboy’ states:
“Knowing how to block with MMA gloves is a big deal. You don’t block properly, you don’t cover all that clothing, you know? You get hit in the ear, out. That can be beneficial for the body. Ngannou.”
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