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The 34-year-old powerhouse, who finished Stipe Miocic in the second round at UFC 260 to become champ, offered social media influencer Rashed Saif Belhasa - better known as 'Money Kicks' - the chance to punch him in the torso.
As you can see in the footage below, 'The Predator' barely even flinched as Belshasa - trying his hardest - continued to throw body shot after body shot. "Oh my god, this guy doesn't feel anything!" the influence says before giving up.
This isn't the first time Ngannou has taken part in the body shot challenge. In May last year, lightweight sensation Ryan Garcia unleashed a flurry of powerful strikes to the Cameroon-born fighter and you guessed it; he barely flinched.
"The one-punch KO master. I've seen him fight, and now he's here with me," Garcia said before unloading the shots. "'We're going to do some stuff in the lab... getting ready for the body shot challenge. I might not even move him though."
The 22-year-old certainly moved him but the fact Ngannou was laughing throughout this footage says it all.
Ryan Garcia getting Francis Ngannou ready for the squared circle?
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- DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) May 30, 2020
Francis Ngannou, who competes for the UFC heavyweight title tonight, was tickled by Ryan Garcia's body shot challenge :sweat_smile: #UFC260 @espnmma
(via @francis_ngannou) pic.twitter.com/JXNCcpQpw8
- ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) March 28, 2021
Earlier this year, the powerful heavyweight finally realised his dream of becoming champion but it's been a long, difficult road to get to the top of the mountain.
Growing up in the small town of Batie in Cameroon, Ngannou had nothing as a kid and would regularly go hungry.
Raised by his single mother but soon living with his aunt, he had to rummage through bins and fight off rats for food.
With no money, Ngannou was forced to work on a sand quarry until he was 17 so he could try and provide for his poverty-stricken family.
Happy Mother's Day to this wonderful woman who has been through hell to raise a stubborn kid like me, and sacrificed everything to see us happy. #MothersDay :heart: pic.twitter.com/4lMUeR0k3N
- Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) May 10, 2020
You can read Ngannou's incredible story here. Ngannou's triumph shows that no matter where you come from and even with the hardships you face, you can achieve greatness.
Featured Image Credit: francisngannou/Instagram
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