VIDEO: Ngannou Teases Jones’ Physique: ‘Thick as Hell’ in Saudi Showdown”

"Thick as Hell": Ngannou's Playful Jab at Jones

In an unexpected twist at the PFL vs. Bellator event in Saudi Arabia, the MMA world witnessed a playful yet intriguing encounter between former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and the current UFC heavyweight titleholder, Jon “Bones” Jones. This meeting rekindled the flames of a potential clash that fans have been dreaming about, despite the fighters now belonging to different organizations.

Francis Ngannou, now a PFL athlete after parting ways with the UFC, was in Riyadh to prepare for an upcoming boxing match against Anthony Joshua on March 8. However, his presence at the PFL vs. Bellator event was not just as a spectator. The “Predator” was also scouting his potential MMA opponents, following the spectacular 21-second knockout victory of PFL champion Renan Ferreira over Bellator’s Ryan Bader, setting the stage for Ngannou’s next challenge.

The highlight of the evening, however, was the light-hearted exchange between Ngannou and Jones. Ngannou couldn’t resist commenting on Jones’ physical condition, humorously noting, “Thick as hell,” during their brief interaction. This jest, captured on live broadcast, not only amused fans but also reignited discussions about a hypothetical matchup between the heavyweight giants.

Jones, who has not competed since capturing the UFC heavyweight crown in March 2023, had to pull out of a scheduled fight against Stipe Miocic due to an injury that required surgery. His absence from active competition has been a hot topic among fans, with many eager to see how he would match up against Ngannou’s formidable power.


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While the encounter in Saudi Arabia was all in good fun, it served as a tantalizing teaser for what could be one of the most anticipated fights in MMA history. As both fighters continue their journeys in separate organizations, the question remains: What if?

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