“Kings of The Game”- Francis Ngannou and Israel Adesanya catch up before UFC 276
Francis Ngannou and Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya recently caught up with Francis Ngannou. Israel will defend his Middleweight title at UFC against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276. Adesanya is currently UFC’s middleweight champion and is one of the best MMA fighter in the world. Adesanya will enter the octagon for the second time this year and will defend his title for the fifth time after becoming champion against Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.
Israel recently met his friend Francis Ngannou ahead of UFC 276. Francis is currently the UFC heavyweight champion and is one of the scariest man to share the octagon with. Both champions are long-time friends and have spent a lot of time together in the past. Israel has talked highly of Francis in the past and has appreciated his personality. Francis is currently out of action since his victory against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 because of his knee injury.
Israel and Francis both are from Africa and have helped with the profile of mixed martial arts on the continent similar to what Conor McGregor did in Ireland after becoming the UFC champion. Francis shared a picture with Israel on his Instagram account with the caption: “The Kings of The Game are here 🇳🇬🇨🇲.” Israel Francis and Kamaru Usman are the three champions from Africa and are among the best fighters in the UFC. These three fighters are also in the top five in the UFC PFP rankings. Kamaru ranks 1st while Israel and Francis rank 3rd and 5th, respectively.
“ I have at least 5 more years“- Francis Ngannou believes his journey in the UFC has just started
Francis recently reacted to fans’ tweet and revealed he has just started his career in the UFC. Francis is out of the octagon because of a knee injury he suffered before fighting Ciryl Gane. He then had a surgery and is currently in the rehab. Francis reacted to a fan’s tweet who asked whether Francis will fight again.
Francis replied to the tweet and said that he was just getting started. Francis became the UFC champion at UFC 260 when he knocked out Stipe Miocic and has fought only once after then. Ngannou said: “I’m just getting started bro! I have at least 5 more years to conquer everything.”
Francis in one of the top heavyweight in the history of MMA and has defeated top fighters like Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem. Francis even has a victory against Stipe Miocic, who is regarded as the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time. While his return date is not yet confirmed but his return is, and his return is, looked forward by MMA fans across the world.