Dana White reveals Francis Ngannou’s scary punch energy is equal to being hit by Ford Escort forward of UFC 260
It’s not like being hit by a truck – but a blow from Francis Ngannou is like being hit by a FORD ESCORT.
No fighter in UFC history has scared opponents as the stubborn Ngannou.
Francis Ngannou is the wildest puncher in UFC historyImage credit: AP
Francis Ngannou flattened JaIrzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249Photo credit: Getty
Born in Cameroon, the Frenchman who was once homeless on the streets of Paris has terrible power in both hands.
Ngannou has a 61 percent knockout rate after winning 11 of his 18 professional mixed martial arts bouts by interruption.
Former UFC heavyweight champions Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez and Andrei Arlovski were all taken by surprise by the 34-year-old.
And who can forget their legendary round of 16 against future Hall of Famer Alistair Overeem?
But how hard does the Goliath actually hit?
According to UFC President Dana White, getting hit by Ngannou is tantamount to a mid-size Ford hit.
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Speaking before the UFC 220 press conference in December 2017, White said, “Francis is the guy who has the world record for strongest punch.
“His strokes are equal to 96 horsepower.
“That is equivalent to being hit by a Ford Escort that drives as fast as possible.
“And it’s more powerful than a 12 pound sledgehammer with full force over your head. Holy’s ***.”
Ngannou will try to show his godless strength this weekend at the UFC 260 main event in Las Vegas, where he will face reigning heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
Francis Ngannous Knockout by Alistair Overeem is one of the most famous in the recent pastPhoto credit: Getty
The tape’s story before Francis Ngannou’s rematch with Stipe Miocic
Miocic brought the devastating power puncher to school when they first met in January 2018 and used his wrestling for five consecutive rounds to retain his title by unanimous decision.
But Ngannou insists that the result won’t be the same the second time around.
When asked about his pre-fight prediction, he told BT Sport, “Hopefully it will be short.
“But I don’t really want to keep in my mind what led to this fight.
“Because it was the last time I was there and it was one of the biggest mistakes I made.
Francis Ngannou will face Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 this weekendCredit: GETTY
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“Back there I went there to take him off, which I never did, even though almost all of my fights were turned off.
“But he (the knockout) always came alone. I never find it. I never found it.
“And once that I found it, it didn’t go well. And it just came back.
“You know, my last four fights, I didn’t call them a knockout in the first round, and they ended up being a knockout in the first round. So, let’s see how that plays out.”