UFC champ Francis Ngannou opens up about Jackass 4 cameo
Even UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngnannou is amused to see the Jackass 4 crew do risky stunts for the film. The Predator has opened up for the first time about his cameo in the comedy film. “That’s the craziest thing that I’ve ever seen.
Man, I had to punch somebody in the nuts. I did it the first time, (and they said) ‘Listen, man, we know you. People know that you’re the hardest puncher in the world. It wasn’t hard enough.’ I was like ‘Are you kidding me? Like… I could hurt this guy. Did he at least have kids or something?” the UFC champion joked.
Ngannou has previously appeared for a brief role in Fast & Furious 9. His physicality has helped him land roles in Hollywood movies when he is not involved in brutalizing guys inside the octagon.
The UFC champion is currently waiting to see who will grab the interim championship belt to take on him eventually. Either Ciryl Gane or Derrick Lewis will be his next opponent.
The Predator was crowned the heavyweight champion after he knocked out former title-holder Stipe Miocic in the rematch in March. He was initially in talks with Jon Jones for a super fight, but that seems to have been delayed.