Ngannou Discusses Disappointing UFC 226 Performance

Following the worst performance of his career, Francis Ngannou has opened up on his disappointment.

Following the fight, which featured the second least strikes in UFC history, UFC president Dana White believes Ngannou’s rise to the top of the division had gone to his head, while Derrick Lewis blamed his poor performance due to a back injury.

Ngannou would not go to the UFC 226 post-fight press conference, but would release a statement on Monday, apologizing for his lack of effort in Las Vegas.

“I am not proud of my last performance,” Ngannou wrote.

 

“I have carried my fear from the last fight to this one. I completely understand the frustration and anger that it has caused to my fans, coaches, teammates, family and friends and I am truly sorry for that. I won’t let everyone down again. All I can do now is prove myself and make you proud again.”

Ngannou is referencing his five-round decision defeat to then heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, this would make his second straight loss in the UFC.

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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