WATCH: Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman urge Francis Ngannou to land SUPERMAN punch against Tyson Fury

Former champions Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman advised Francis Ngannou to throw the Superman punch in his bout against Tyson Fury.


WATCH: Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman urge Francis Ngannou to land SUPERMAN punch against Tyson Fury

Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya urge Francis Ngannou to throw the Superman Punch in his fight against Tyson Fury (via X)

Two weeks have passed since the fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou happened. However, this bout is still lodged in the minds of fight fans. Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman, two of the greatest names in MMA, came to support Francis Ngannou’s camp. The duo have allegedly pushed Francis Ngannou to use a less common technique in his toolbox—the Superman punch—against famed boxer Tyson Fury.

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Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman explained to Ngannou that this punch was not illegal, and Israel Adesanya even gave him some examples. Adesanya said he was allowed to throw a Superman punch in his first Super 8 fight. He proceeded to mention Mike Tyson’s flying left hook. Kamaru Usman interjected to this, saying:

As long as its fists, they can't say anything.
Kamaru Usman talking to Francis Ngannou pre-fight

The Superman punch is a striking technique that involves leaping forward with one leg while simultaneously throwing a straight punch. Ngannou took their advice and threw the Superman punch in the 10th round of that bout. Tyson Fury won the fight via a split decision, but Ngannou won the hearts of fight fans. He went against the lineal heavyweight champion and boxed him for ten rounds, even knocking him down once.

The fight between these collosol figures in their respective sport will inspire more crossover bouts. Fight fans still recall this fight like it was yesterday. This bout created a buzz that is rarely seen in the combat sports world, bringing in celebrities and athletes alike from all over the world to witness this bout.

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Daniel Cormier is all in for Kamaru Usman vs. Robert Whittaker in a championship-level fight

Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier expressed his enthusiasm for a potential matchup between former welterweight titleholder Kamaru Usman and former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. Cormier voiced his support for the fight. He said both fighters deserve to compete in “championship-level bouts” even if they might not fight for a championship title.

Daniel Cormeir wants Kamaru Usman vs. Robert Whittaker fight
Daniel Cormeir wants Kamaru Usman vs. Robert Whittaker fight (via MMA Fighting/Combat Sports UK)

Cormier has backed the Usman vs. Whittaker bout, citing Whittaker’s desire to fight Usman in the middleweight class. Both these former champions are coming off losses in their recent fight. Usman recently lost to Khamzat Chimaev. Dricus Du Plessis defeated Whittaker. This is what Cormeir had to say:

I think both of these guys deserve to walk to the octagon in massive fights every single time. So if they’re not fighting for the championship, they should be fighting championship-level fights. So I’m all in on Kamaru Usman vs. Robert Whittaker.
Daniel Cormier via DC and RC show

Daniel Cormier’s support aligns with the thoughts of many MMA fans, who want to see exciting fights that highlight the skills of elite fighters. The possibility of a high-stakes fight between Usman and Whittaker excites fans and brings energy to the constantly changing mixed martial arts scene.

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