There comes a time in a fighter’s life where he leaves the sport of fighting behind and embarks on a new journey. Needless to say, they have plans for how they want to lead their time after almost contributing their entire life to the sport of mixed martial arts. Ahead of UFC 260, former heavyweight title challenger Francis Ngannou talks about his retirement plans in the latest video of UFC Embedded leading up to the “Biggest Baddest Rematch” against Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight championship.
“I didn’t have many friends growing up. I really like being with myself. Let me go play soccer with this boy.”
“I love kids. Since I was a kid myself, I always love kids.”
“I think after retirement, I am gonna do something with the kids.”
Francis Ngannou is one of the most likable fighters in all of the mixed martial arts. The Cameroon-born fighter has time and again proved why he will go down as the fiercest strikers in the history of the MMA. However, behind those daunting eyes and the explosive power that boasts of first-round finishes in his last four outings inside the UFC, Ngannou is a soft soul.
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In the latest episode of the UFC Embedded, Ngannou can be seen spending some valuable time with a kid in the park. Ngannpou approaches the kid and asks him if could play soccer with him. In what is an absolute;y adorable sight, Ngannou talks about how he would like to do something with regard to the kids after his retirement.
What’s next for Francis Ngannou?
Francis Ngannou has an incredible future ahead of him. The former title challenger has made significant changes to his game plan, however, continues to dominate his opponents with his explosive power.
Ever since losing his first fight against Stipe Miocic that also marked his first loss inside the UFC Octagon, Ngannou went on to lose his next fight via unanimous decision against Derrick Lewis. However, he has managed to pick up four straight victories since then, landing him another title opportunity against arguably the greatest heavyweight of all time, Stipe Miocic.
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Should Ngannou triumph over Miocic, he would have an incredible opportunity to face Jon Jones, in what promises to be the biggest fight in the history of MMA. If everything goes right for Ngannou in the next two fights, he is set to become arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
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