Francis Ngannou Names Best Striker, Kickboxer In MMA
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou knows who’s the best striker in MMA.
Last Thursday, Ngannou declared Jon Jones to be the finest striker in MMA in a video posted to his YouTube.
“Because, like, with his elbow and all of that stuff he does.. the oblique kick, all those stuff. For MMA, it’s the perfect striking,” Ngannou said.
Jones and Ngannou have a history of working together. The two were in talks to engage in a blockbuster mega-fight before it was scrapped due to failed contract negotiations.
Ngannou also said that Gane, whom he will meet on January 22, is the best kickboxer in the sport.
“But if we go kickboxing style, then I think it will be Gane,” Ngannou said.
The undisputed heavyweight champion will be named when Ngannou and Gane – who are former teammates — meet in the octagon in a few weeks.
This will be the first title fight of 2022, and Ngannou’s first title defense since knocking out Stipe Miocic in March to win the title.