VIDEO: UFC Champ Francis Ngannou is BIGGER than ever!
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has undergone extensive knee surgery, which has left him unable to train as usual. This has in turn led “The Predator” to swell in size and go way beyond the maximum weight limit for the division, which stands at 265 lbs for heavyweights, approximately 120 kg. Ngannou talked about his recent weight gains when he met up with lightweight contender Justin Gaethje in the latest episode on Ngannou’s YouTube channel.
“(I weigh) a lot… A lot more than I used to weigh,” Ngannou told Gaethje. “It’s been six months though, six months since I last fought and had to train. (I weigh) 290-293 (lbs).”
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293 lbs is roughly 132 kg and 57 lbs more than what Ngannou weighed ahead of his title bout against his former teammate Ciryl Gane in early 2022. Ngannou would win the title bout via unanimous decision, the first decision win in his professional career. Ngannou is expected to head back to the octagon as soon as possible, despite speculations that Ngannou would leave the UFC to square off with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in the boxing ring. That seems less and less likely as Fury recently declared that he will be making a comeback against his former foe Derek Chisora.
As time passes, it seems more likely that Ngannou will face former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. “Bones” Jones has been bulking up to 255 lbs ahead of his anticipated debut in the heavyweight division. It was long rumored that Jones would take on former heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic, but the summer bout got postponed and there are now indications that the UFC and Jones are more interested in waiting for Ngannou to heal up and book a superfight between the UFC stars in late 2022 or early 2023.
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