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Francis Ngannou 'confronts' Jake Paul after saying UFC champion is an 'easy matchup'

Nasir Jabbar

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Francis Ngannou 'confronts' Jake Paul after saying UFC champion is an 'easy matchup'

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Francis Ngannou hilariously confronted Jake Paul after he jokingly said the UFC champion was an 'easy matchup'. Check it out below:

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In a video shared by XCellentMMA Clips, 'The Problem Child' is asked who he could take in a fight.

And he named the UFC heavyweight champion, calling it an easy matchup.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The reporter asked: "Who do you think you could take in a fight? You know any celebrity?"

The YouTuber-turned-boxer jokingly replied: "I mean I've been having my eye on Francis Ngannou.

"I think that will be a pretty easy matchup."

The interview rolls on with Ngannou then confronting Paul.

The 36-year-old puts his hands on Paul, who says: "Hey buddy. We were just talking about, he asked me like, who do I love?"

Ngannou replied: "He said who would you fight?"

Paul continued: "No he was saying, who do I love."

Ngannou added: "So you don't want to fight me?" To which Paul replied: "No. Francis. Come on buddy."

Obviously, Paul isn't really eyeing a fight against Ngannou.

Instead, he has UFC legend Anderson Silva in his sights, with Paul vs. Silva scheduled for next month.

And the 25-year-old is confident as ever, respectfully predicting a knockout - claiming the fight (an eight-round bout) won't go past five rounds.

"Anderson Silva is the nicest guy in the world. And we love him," he said. "I respect this man.

"I’m still going to knock him out. But respectfully, knock him out."

Ngannou, meanwhile, is currently sidelined after undergoing knee surgery following his UFC championship victory over Ciryl Gane at the start of the year.

Topics: Francis Ngannou, Jake Paul, UFC, Boxing

Nasir Jabbar
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