Former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier thinks that Francis Ngannou should not share the ring with Tyson Fury.
Ngannou is the heavyweight king of the UFC and just defended his belt for the first time against previously undefeated fighter Ciryl Gane. Before that fight, he dethroned one of the greatest heavyweights, Stipe Miocic, via KO.
Even though Ngannou knocked Stipe out and defeated Gane, Cormier thinks that “Predator” should not fight against boxing king Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22KO in boxing).
“Oh, I don’t like that. I don’t like that for Francis,” Cormier said when asked who would win out of him and Fury.
“Tyson Fury, let me tell you something, the Gypsy King, he’s insane.
“Here’s where the bigger issue rises for Francis in regards to Tyson Fury. Tyson has seen it before in Deontay Wilder.
“He’s seen a more polished version of Francis Ngannou against Deontay Wilder, and look at what he did to him right. Tyson got hit harder than any human being I’ve ever seen in my entire life in the first fight. Somehow got up… how in the world did he get up? He’s like The Undertaker.
“Second fight, he dominates. And third fight, one of the greatest heavyweight fights of all time.
“So because he’s seen it before, I don’t know if it’s a good fight for Francis,” he added.
But Ngannou must recover from a knee injury, which could sideline him for nine months. Fury, meanwhile, must make a mandatory defense against Dillian Whyte on April 23.
“There’s been no talks this year, because I have got some boxing to do,” Fury told iFL TV.
“But next year we can have some crazy fights. It’s a massive fight – I believe it breaks all pay-per-view records in the United States.
“Two heavyweight champions going head-to-head.”