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'Francis Ngannou Pretty Much Knocks Out Everybody Right Now, Would Beat Jon Jones'

'Francis Ngannou Pretty Much Knocks Out Everybody Right Now, Would Beat Jon Jones'

Francis Ngannou has been tipped to knockout light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones should they meet in the UFC.

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Ngannou, dubbed the 'scariest finisher in MMA', continued his blistering streak inside the famed Octagon by violently stopping former champion Junior dos Santos in the very first round.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Ngannou's on the cusp of another UFC title shot but should he welcome Jones to the heavyweight division, UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping believes the heavy-handed Cameroonian would be the first man to finish the pound-for-pound king.

"I can't help but think that Francis Ngannou pretty much knocks out everybody right now," he said.

"Of course, I think 'DC' would be the worst matchup. 'DC' would be the worst match-up because of the wrestling. And, of course, Stipe (Miocic) beats him as well, so we can't do a disservice to Stipe.

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"But I've got a feeling Ngannou would beat Jones," the Brit added. "I just do. I know Jones is a good wrestler, he's got a real nice, fast double leg entry. But I don't know, I reckon Jones vs. Ngannou, Ngannou takes it.

"I'm telling you, Ngannou connects with Jon Jones flush, Jones is going to sleep. That's a fact. I'm sorry, I'm not being a hater on Jones for saying that. I'm being pro-Ngannou."

Jones will defend his 205 lbs title against Thiago Santos though he remains linked with a move up to the heavyweight division.

"I am interested in fighting at heavyweight but I'm also aware that there's a lot of work to be done in the light heavyweight division," the 31-year-old American said ahead of his headlining bout at UFC 239.

"There's a lot of big fights that people want to see me have in the light heavyweight division so there's really no need for me to go to heavyweight.

"I'm doing well where I'm at, I'm making weight really easily and I feel like when the UFC approaches me about a fight they feel will be a mega-fight and they come with the numbers that would make sense for me to do that, I'll totally do it."

Jones to heavyweight? Watch this space.

Topics: UFC 239, Jon Jones, Thiago Santos, Daniel Cormier, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, Francis Ngannou

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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