UFC star Francis Ngannou mentioned he’s watching Jon Jones as the previous gentle heavyweight champion reveals his new 240-pound physique for the heavyweight division. Ngannou, 34, mentioned Jones was going a technique up the dimensions whereas the “Mike Tyson of MMA” hopes to go the opposite.
“He’s all the time been a giant man,” Ngannou mentioned. “He all the time needed to lower weight to go to 205 kilos, and now he desires to realize some weight.”
However Ngannou, who weighed simply over 261 kilos earlier than his final battle in opposition to Jair Rozenstruik, mentioned he hopes to get leaner and meaner earlier than his subsequent battle.
“I need to lose some weight,” Ngannou mentioned.
After all, in the event you comply with “The Predator” on YouTube or his numerous social media channels, you realize Ngannou stays in unimaginable form just about all yr spherical.
However Ngannou mentioned he feels a bit of too heavy proper now, and that he’s all the time in search of methods to enhance.
“I need to be lighter,” Ngannou mentioned. “I’m in form, however I may very well be higher.”
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Ngannou’s 2021 Plans Embrace Miocic and Jones
Ngannou expects to face UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic subsequent yr in a long-desired rematch.
Miocic defeated Ngannou by way of five-round choice two years in the past at UFC 220, however Ngannou has improved tremendously since 2018. Ngannou’s final 4 wins have all been first-round knockouts.
So Ngannou expects to defeat Miocic within the rematch, then face Jones as his first title protection. Heralded by some within the sport because the UFC’s uncrowned heavyweight king, Ngannou mentioned it was solely a matter of time earlier than he’s adorned with gold.
“Quickly to be topped!” Ngannou mentioned.
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Francis Ngannou Basis
Ngannou opened the primary MMA health club in Cameroon again in January 2019 by a charity group he created referred to as the Francis Ngannou Basis. The thought behind the group was serving to to empower youngsters to see issues from a special perspective.
“We need to assist them imagine in themselves…to maintain going,” Ngannou mentioned. “Have a dream. Chase a dream. Preserve going. Consider within the chance it might probably occur irrespective of the place you come from.”
The Francis Ngannou Basis does that by instructing children numerous fight sports activities, together with boxing, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, and MMA in addition to equipping them for his or her journey. For Ngannou, it’s all about giving again in a means that would assist lead others to be the identical type of success story as him.
“We need to assist them see the glass is half full relatively than half empty. It’s a matter of perspective,” Ngannou mentioned. “That’s what the Francis Ngannou Basis desires to do.”
Ngannou Is Partnering With NOCOO
Lately, Ngannou has turn out to be a world model ambassador for NOCCO, one among Europe’s main BCAA beverage firms that started working in the US simply final yr.
Ngannou mentioned dropping to Miocic is what finally led him to search for higher methods to stay.
“I finished ingesting power drinks for about two and a half years as a result of I used to be type of involved after the Stipe battle,” Ngannou mentioned. “I used to be questioning myself about many issues, about how ought to athletes behave, how ought to they eat, so I finished ingesting them”.
Furthermore, Ngannou mentioned changing his outdated power drinks and different sugary drinks with NOCCO was precisely what he wanted to assist him attain his objectives.
“I prefer it…it doesn’t have the issues I don’t need like sugars…I used to devour a number of sugar!” Ngannou mentioned.
“I’m making an attempt to be wholesome.”
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