Francis Ngannou calls for Cain Velasquez fight

Francis Ngannou calls for Cain Velasquez fight

Francis Ngannou may have only been in mixed martial arts for just over three…

By Oscar Willis - 1 Feb 2017

Francis Ngannou may have only been in mixed martial arts for just over three years, but he clearly has no intentions of taking his time to build up a record.

Knocking Andrei Arlovski out last Saturday in Denver, Ngannou showed himself to be more than just a talent and now appears to be a genuine prospect. Indeed, UFC president Dana White has even gone on to say he believes the Cameroonian-Frenchman will go on to become a legend in the heavyweight division.

“Obviously, Arlovski is a legend in this sport, a legend in the heavyweight division,” White said ahead of last weekends contest. “Francis Ngannou will be. I believe that this guy has the potential to become the heavyweight champion of the world. I also believe he has the potential to hold that title for a very long time.”

And, with the momentum of that first round win behind him, Ngannou has called for a three of the biggest names to move on and face. Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem or former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

“My next opponent, I have three or four months [off], I think Velasquez was going to be ready at the time,” Ngannou said, speaking on MMAFighting’s The MMA Hour. “I think about Velasaquez, Overeem or dos Santos. … I’m ready for anything they propose for me now, I’m ready.”

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