Former UFC Heavyweight turned comedian, podcaster, and analyst, Brendan Schaub, correctly predicted the way Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos’ UFC Minneapolis main event would play out.
“Told you guys, first-round TKO,” Schaub said (transcript by BJPenn.com). “I didn’t think he was gonna knock him out, but I thought he’d wobble him and finish him with punches on the ground. You don’t realize how f***ing hard Francis hits. A lot of those they weren’t like flush.
“The only flush one, and it was weird how Junior dos Santos turned his back. It’s like, what the f—k are you doing dude? And then boom behind the ear which, it’s a transition, that’s a legal blow, boom behind the ear and then JDS is like ‘what?’ And then [the follow-up punch]. That was the flush one, then he went face down.”
Schaub believes that dos Santos was unable to
“That was the first time dos Santos looked a little hesitant,” he said. “That should show you how scary Francis is cause dos Santos was like scared to get hit. You could tell he was like, ‘oh f**k dude.’”