Top UFC heavyweight contender and feared knockout artist Francis Ngannou is currently in talks with the UFC over a headlining title bout with Stipe Miocic on Dec. 12, per a fresh interview with The Schmo.
“I requested for December 12, which is the closing pay-per-be conscious of the 365 days,” Ngannou acknowledged of his all-nevertheless-confirmed rematch with Miocic (h/t Nicole Bosco of My MMA Files). “Nearly over two months from now and I’m looking ahead to to have that date.”
Ngannou, 34, dropped a lopsided decision loss to Miocic at UFC 220 (2018) nevertheless has since rebounded with four consecutive knockout wins over Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. There modified into as soon as, of direction, his painstakingly dreary loss to Derrick Lewis at UFC 226, nevertheless it undoubtedly’s most effective no longer to talk about of that.
Speaking of the rematch, ‘The Predator’ has vowed no longer to repeat the identical mistakes and is confident in his preparation for Dec. 12.
“Work quite a bit on my sport and fetch the next practising camp,” Ngannou acknowledged. “And that will for sure no longer occur all over again. After I look lend a hand to that war, I look quite quite a bit of opportunities that I could perchance well even have had if I in actuality modified into as soon as effectively ready.”
Dec. 12 is currently reserved for UFC 256 which, as Ngannou accurately pointed out, is the closing pay-per-be conscious tournament of the 365 days. UFC 256 is additionally anticipated to purpose a welterweight title bout between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns moreover a w