Francis Ngannou has revealed who he thinks is the best forward in MMA right now. MMA, and specifically the UFC, has a plethora of high-level forw
Francis Ngannou has revealed who he thinks is the best forward in MMA right now. MMA, and specifically the UFC, has a plethora of high-level forwards right now, like Israel Adesanya, Petr Yan and Dustin Poirier.
However, Francis Ngannou believes that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has the best MMA punch in the world. Ngannou also pointed out that his next opponent, Ciryl Gane, probably has the best kickboxing in MMA.
Speaking in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Francus Ngannou said:
If I’m about to say the best puncher for MMA punches, it would still be Jon Jones. But if we go for the kickboxing style then I think it will be Ciryl [Gane]. But for MMA hits, I’d give it to Jon Jones. Because, like, with his elbow and all these things he does … the side kick, all those things. For MMA, it’s the perfect shot.
Francis Ngannou on who is the fastest MMA fighter
While Ngannou gave Jon Jones the nickname best forward in MMA, he believes the former UFC featherweight champion Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway He might as well be the fastest fighter in the sport.
Holloway has become known for his prowess on his feet, something that was on full display when he dominated Calvin Kattar in January 2021.
‘The Predator’ talked about Holloway’s recent fight with Yair Rodríguez, noting that he was very impressed with ‘El Pantera’ abilities. However, because he was fighting Holloway, Ngannou was not surprised that the Mexican fell short.
«Yair Rodríguez, I think people sleep with him. But I bet my money on that guy all day. Pretty good fighter. Unfortunately, he did not do well, which is not very surprising, knowing who he was fighting. ” . Because he was fighting Max Holloway, who is like, maybe… the fastest MMA fighter; Max Holloway. And with the most significant strikes «.
Francis Ngannou will return to the UFC Octagon in January 2022. He is set to take on Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane in a highly successful unification showdown at UFC 270.