Francis Ngannou defeated Ciryl Gane in the main event of UFC 270 in a belt unification match. This was Ngannou’s first title defense and it was against an undefeated interim champion whom he had coached before.
Francis Ngannou delivered the shocking news to everyone that he was about to withdraw from the fight due to a knee injury he had before the fight. Ngannou was cleared for combat on Tuesday and was wounded in the camp. During the post-fight brawl with Laura Sanko, he said,
“That happened three and a half weeks ago and it was almost an inch away from being canceled because when we did the MRI the report came out and it was scary, it wasn’t good. I remember Dr. Davison reading the report to me. It was scary and told me how my MCL was torn, my MPFL was torn, my ACL was damaged and basically the only thing I had left on my legs was my PCR and LCL. But we did a lot, a lot of work at PI.“
“They’ve done a lot for me with rehabilitation, stem cells, doing everything that we can, and obviously relying on the muscles above my quadriceps and to support all of that, up to On Tuesday, I went to see a doctor who could relieve me and he didn’t. ‘ I’m very positive about it but I’m doing this. Let’s do this, we’ve been through a lot. ”
Ngannou was wearing a knee helmet during the battle allowed by CSAC.
Francis Ngannou still rates his victory over Stipe Miocic higher
This fight is considered by many to be the greatest technical fight in the history of the UFC HW division but even after all Ngannou got through to win this match, he still ranks his win over Stipe Miocic in the second fight higher than any other win. Ngannou’s reason for that is to avenge his first loss to Miocic.
This match is also very special for him as he has put aside competition with his coach to rest. This is the last fight of his UFC contract and he wants to leave with Saturday’s win to have some leverage in the contract negotiations. In addition, Ngannou has overcome trauma, and all of this has made the fight special for him.
Ngannou speak, “It feels pretty good and so far I think, I don’t know between this and the Stipe because the Stipe is also great. I have a personal issue with that as my revenge but I think with everything going on with this this feels so good and so relaxing. I feel relieved at this moment.
“I came here tonight just to make a statement, despite and trying to focus on the fight and ignore everything around it because it is very difficult mentally and even physically with the injury. and many things. I believe in myself and I know that I’ve been through a lot and up to this point, there’s nothing I can’t get over. ”
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