Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Francis Ngannou (14-3) extended his winning streak to three in a row following his 1st round TKO win against former champ Junior dos Santos.
In his post-fight interview in the Octagon, the 32-years-old didn’t waste any time by telling the world what we already know – the man deserves a title shot.
The UFC heavyweight belt will be on the line this upcoming August when the current champ Daniel Cormier will give Stipe Miocic a long-anticipated rematch. There’s a big chance that this will be Cormier’s last bout inside the cage, but no matter what happens in that championship clash, Ngannou deserves to fight for the gold.
Here’s what “The Predator” had to say:
“He said we’re going to talk about it,” Ngannou said on his brief conversation with Dana White. “I assume that means yes.”
“Do I deserve the title shot? I think the answer is yes,” Ngannou said. “Then what happens if somebody gets an injury, I just want them to give me the title contract and then we have time to prepare and put things together.
“If ‘DC’ wins and decides to retire, the division will not stay without a champion. They will have to figure out something, and I’ll be at the head of the line. I’m not concerned about that. Stipe is my rematch that I want to do, and ‘DC’ is a double champ and is about to retire,” Ngannou said. “Either fight would be good for me.”
“I don’t need to convince people,” the big man added. “I’ve just got to go out there and fight. How do I convince people that I’m going to beat Junior tonight? The only thing that convinced people was the result.”