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Francis Ngannou doesn’t agree with Dana White saying he has an ego

UFC 226 was full of great fights. With the exception of one of the most anticipated ones not panning out at all how we expected.
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Francis Ngannou responds to Dana White's 'ego' rant, targets Junior Dos Santos next

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Francis Ngannou has finally addressed the venomous rant UFC President Dana White unleashed in his direction after UFC 226.
Following his lackluster unanimous-decision loss to …read more

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Fightweets: Just how bad was Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis?

The dust has all but settled on an eventful UFC 226. But not quite. So before we get back onto the conveyer belt of MMA events, let’s take a look …read more

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Junior dos Santos Wants USADA to Change Its Policy After Being Exonerated

Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was scheduled to face Francis Ngannou at UFC 215 in September 2017. He was pulled from the event after being flagged by the U.S. …read more

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Francis Ngannou is still a terrifying, unfinished star in making

It’s almost the same outcome every time—the arena lights dim, Francis Ngannou emerges from the curtains, steps into the cage, some poor soul gets knocked unconscious and the audience erupts …read more

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Lewis: Ngannou looked ‘defeated’ during fight at UFC 226

Derrick Lewis claims he saw a different Francis Ngannou from the weigh-ins to the fight itself. The build-up between heavyweight contenders Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou ahead of their UFC …read more

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Derrick Lewis Bored Himself During Francis Ngannou UFC 226 Fight

Derrick Lewis took part in what many are calling the worst heavyweight fight in UFC history. “The Black Beast” fought Francis Ngannou in the co-main event of UFC 226 on …read more

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Derrick Lewis says win over Francis Ngannou 'does feel like a loss,' details back treatment plan

Derrick Lewis is headed to Germany to undergo stem cell treatment for his chronic back problems. If that doesn’t work, the UFC heavyweight isn’t sure what he’ll do – other …read more

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Jon Jones sends word of encouragement to Francis Ngannou after disappointing UFC 226 loss

Francis Ngannou’s UFC 226 battle with Derrick Lewis was an undeniable disappointment, as he failed to mount any meaningful offense over the course of the three-round fight, and ultimately lost …read more

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Lewis on ‘terrible performance’ at UFC 226: ‘I don’t deserve a title shot’

Derrick Lewis is under no illusions about his ‘terrible performance’ at UFC 226. Derrick Lewis was candidly open about his dreadful fight with feared heavyweight knockout artist Francis Ngannou at …read more

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Francis Ngannou says it was fear, rather than his ego, that caused awful UFC 226 performance

Give Francis Ngannou some credit: Not only is he capable of admitting his fight with Derrick Lewis at UFC 226 was awful, he’s also capable of looking within himself to …read more

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Ngannou Not An Egomaniac, Just Filled With ‘Fear’ At UFC 226

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator, Joe Rogan, called the Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis dumpster fire co-main event at UFC 226 the worst heavyweight fight in the history of …read more

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Francis Ngannou Apologizes for Lackluster Performance in UFC 226 Co-Main Event

Very few UFC athletes have risen to stardom as quickly as Francis Ngannou, and just as few have seen their stock fall as precipitously in such a short period of …read more

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Francis Ngannou breaks silence on disappointing UFC 226 loss

Francis Ngannou’s UFC 220 heavyweight title fight against Stipe Miocic didn’t go the way he planned, as he was dominated to a unanimous decision loss. At UFC 226, he looked …read more

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Lewis, Ngannou only landed 31 total strikes at UFC 226

This was how historically bad Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou were at UFC 226. Joe Rogan did not hold back on the quality of the UFC 226 co-main event between …read more

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Opinion | Dana White says Francis Ngannou has an ego problem, but has he looked in the mirror?

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Curtis Blaydes is not happy about Cormier vs. Lesnar plans

After watching Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou lull the combat sports world to sleep with a three-round snoozer in the UFC 226 co-main event, surging UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes …read more

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RECAP! Nothing Significant Happened?!?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight sluggers Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis battled last night (July 7, 2018) at UFC 226 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bad blood and …read more

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Dana White: Ngannou’s Ego is Out of Control, ‘I had some personal encounters with him’

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UFC president Dana White believes he knows why Francis Ngannou had such a poor performance at UFC 226… It was his ego.
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Derris Lewis didn't sugarcoat his terrible UFC 226 fight with Francis Ngannou

LAS VEGAS – Derrick Lewis is happy he got the win over Francis Ngannou despite being the underdog for their UFC 226 co-maimn event.
And that’s pretty much the only positive …read more

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How Brock Lesnar hijacked UFC 226

UFC 226 was on the verge of being a historically underwhelming pay-per-view event, with the featherweight title bout being scrapped and the co-main event fight between Francis Ngannou and Derrick …read more

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Dana White Not Happy With ‘Abomination’ Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou Fight

UFC President Dana White made his feelings known about the Derrick LewisFrancis Ngannou fight. As seen in the co-main event of Saturday’s (July 7, 2018) UFC 226 pay-per-view …read more

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Derrick Lewis Believes Francis Ngannou Fight Set Him Back From Title Shot

Derrick Lewis has given his honest take about his fight with Francis Ngannou. As seen in the co-main event of Saturday’s (July 7, 2018) UFC 226 pay-per-view event at the …read more

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Dana White gives his take on Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou’s UFC 226 snoozer

From the early vantage point, Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis’s UFC 226 co-main event battle was anticipated in the way that we might anticipate two asteroids colliding. The matchup seemed …read more

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Dana White says Francis Ngannou’s ego is ‘out of control’

Dana White says Francis Ngannou’s ‘out of control’ ego played a role in his ‘horrible’ performance at UFC 226. UFC 226’s heavyweight bout between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis was …read more

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Dana White: Francis Ngannou’s ‘ego ran away with him big-time’ after Overeem fight

At the conclusion of the UFC 226 co-main event between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis on Saturday night, longtime color commentator Joe Rogan proclaimed the bout the worst heavyweight fight …read more

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Lewis: Terrible UFC 226 Win Over Ngannou ‘Set Me Back Two Fights’

No one is being harder on Derrick Lewis over his boring win against Francis Ngannou than Derrick himself. Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis at UFC 226 was a terrible fight. …read more

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Dana White upset with Francis Ngannou's 'horrible' UFC 226 performance: 'His ego ran away'

LAS VEGAS – UFC President Dana White is among those unimpressed with Francis Ngannou’s performance against Derrick Lewis in the UFC 226 co-main event.
Ngannou (11-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) suffered a …read more

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Pettis delivers 'Showtime' performance plus Perry & Rountree impress

LEWIS vs NGANNOUIt was more staring contest than slugfest in a disappointing UFC 226 co-main event between heavyweight contenders Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou, but someone had to win at …read more

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Pros and Cons: UFC 226 immediate twitter analysis

This is UFC 226: Miocic vs Cormier in a few short tweets. UFC 226 is in the books. It saw a stinker in Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis, a historic …read more

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UFC 226 recap: Lewis decisions Ngannou in dull three-rounder

The co-main event fight of UFC 226 turned out to be an unsatisfactory one, as it showed very little action between heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou. UFC 226 was …read more

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Lewis tops Ngannou in bizarre UFC 226 fight

In arguably one of the strangest fights in UFC history, heavyweight Derrick Lewis claimed a unanimous decision win over Francis Ngannou in the co-main event of UFC 226 on Saturday, …read more

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VIDEO | Brock Lesnar enters the octagon and shoves new UFC heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier

Tonight’s UFC 226 event delivered some great fights, fantastic finishes and the return of Brock Lesnar.
Despite a terribly disappointing co-main event bout between Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou, tonight’s pay-per-view …read more

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Derrick Lewis Defeats Francis Ngannou in Lackluster Fight (UFC 226 Results)

On paper, the UFC 226 co-main event between heavyweight knockout artists Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis had all the ingredients to be a fight for the ages. Instead, the two …read more

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Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou at UFC 226: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Derrick Lewis’ unanimous decision win over Francis Ngannou at UFC 226 in Las Vegas. (Photos by Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Pros react to Lewis’ dull win over Ngannou at UFC 226

Pro fighters were none too happy with Derrick Lewis’ unanimous decision win against Francis Ngannou at UFC 226. Known as KO artists, both Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis were unrecognizable …read more

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UFC 226 results: Derrick Lewis outpoints Francis Ngannou in snooze-worthy heavyweight stalemate

It seemed like a fight that couldn’t possibly fail to deliver some excitement. Two heavyweight knockout artists, both with a reputation for violent finishes.
Then somehow Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou …read more

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Fighters react to Derrick Lewis defeating Francis Ngannou

A key heavyweight fight featuring former title challenger Francis Ngannou taking on perennial contender Derrick Lewis served as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC 226 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.
The Lewis …read more

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UFC 226 Results: Derrick Lewis defeats Francis Ngannou

A key heavyweight fight between former title challenger Francis Ngannou and perennial contender Derrick Lewis served as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC 226 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.
Francis Ngannou entered …read more

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UFC 226 results: Lewis wins decision vs. Ngannou in stniker

Well. That was terrible. Derrick Lewis won a decision over Francis Ngannou at UFC 226, but everyone who watched it lost. In the UFC 226 co-main event, few expected heavyweight …read more

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UFC 226 results: Derrick Lewis wins lackluster decision over Francis Ngannou

Sometimes can’t miss fights do.
The UFC 226 heavyweight co-main event between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis seemed to promise an orgy of violence, as two of the heaviest hitters in …read more

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Twitter reacts to (and rips) Derrick Lewis' puzzling win over Francis Ngannou at UFC 226

Derrick Lewis achieved the most significant victory of his career so far Saturday when he defeated former UFC heavyweight title challenger Francis Ngannou at UFC 226. However, it was far …read more

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UFC 226 live blog: Ngannou vs. Lewis

This is the UFC 226 live blog for Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Ngannou, who has …read more

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UFC 226 fight card primer: Ngannou vs. Lewis

The co-main event of UFC 226 features a heavyweight fight between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis. This Saturday night, the octagon returns to the fight capital of the world, as …read more

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Watch ‘Black Beast’ Shove Ngannou After Heated UFC 226 Staredown

Things got extremely heated between heavyweight knockout artists Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis earlier tonight (Fri., July 6, 2018) during UFC 226’s ceremonial weigh ins (replay here).
The two have traded …read more

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UFC 226 Embedded, Episode 5: ‘I’ll punch anybody for money’

In the fifth episode of UFC 226 Embedded, the fighters tackle media day, Francis Ngannou meets the mayor of Las Vegas, Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis trade some verbal shots, …read more

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Derrick Lewis, Francis Ngannou want somebody to shove at UFC 226 weigh-ins

LAS VEGAS – Things got plenty heated between a pair of heavyweights at the ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC 226 today.
And they weren’t the heavyweights in the title-bout superfight main event.
Derrick …read more

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UFC 226 main-card breakdown: Who's going to sleep – Francis Ngannou or Derrick Lewis?

MMAjunkie Radio co-host and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom breaks down UFC 226’s top bouts, and today, we look at the first four main-card bouts.
UFC 226 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC 226 - Main card preview

Get the scoop on the main card action of UFC 226, including the hard-hitting co-main event between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis, plus former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. UFC 226 …read more

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UFC 226 press conference face-offs video: Dana White separates Francis Ngannou, Derrick Lewis

LAS VEGAS – The UFC 226 pre-event press conference went down today from Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort, and MMAjunkie was on the scene.
In Saturday’s pay-per-view main event, UFC …read more

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Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis Bumped to Co-Main Event at UFC 226

The heavyweight showdown between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis will now serve as the co-main event for UFC 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The shift comes after featherweight champion …read more

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DC: If I spent 22 minutes on top of Ngannou, I would’ve stopped him

Daniel Cormier shares his thoughts on how he would have fared against Francis Ngannou. UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou was one of the most feared fighters in his division, …read more

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Ngannou ready to get it done against Lewis

Messy.That’s how Francis Ngannou describes his training camp and subsequent performance against Stipe Miocic at UFC 220.Seven weeks after sending Alistair Overeem into The Odinsleep with a hellacious uppercut at …read more

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Daniel Cormier says he would have finished Francis Ngannou at UFC 220

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has typically been very complimentary of his UFC 226 opponent, UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic. That, of course, doesn’t mean Cormier doesn’t have any …read more

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Unlike Stipe, Cormier Would’ve Finished Ngannou

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defended his belt earlier this year by dominating Francis Ngannou for 25 minutes en route to a unanimous decision win at UFC …read more

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UFC 226 Clash: Ngannou Vs. Lewis!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight bruisers Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis will brawl this Saturday (July 7, 2018) at UFC 226 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ngannou rose to …read more

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Daniel Cormier: I would have finished Francis Ngannou ‘if I spent 22 minutes on top of him’

LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier respects Stipe Miocic a great deal as UFC heavyweight champion. That doesn’t mean he sees no holes in his game.
For one, Cormier said there were …read more

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Stipe Miocic Says UFC Proposed Cormier Bout Before Fighting Ngannou

Stipe Miocic claims he was notified of the Daniel Cormier bout just two days before fighting Francis Ngannou. This Saturday night (July 7), Miocic will defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship …read more

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Stipe Miocic says UFC called him about Daniel Cormier bout two days before Francis Ngannou fight

LOS ANGELES — Stipe Miocic didn’t want to fight Daniel Cormier at first. Actually, the first time the UFC broached the topic with him, he says he all but hung …read more

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Derrick Lewis ‘Not Impressed with Nothing’ Francis Ngannou Has to Offer

Derrick Lewis has been waiting for years to finally come face-to-face with Francis Ngannou.
While both fighters have made their own mark on the UFC’s heavyweight division, Lewis’ issues with Ngannou …read more

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UFC 226 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘I got his number’

In the second episode of UFC 226 Embedded, Stipe Miocic hunts for gold, Daniel Cormier has some fun, Brian Ortega visits his parents, and Francis Ngannou does some stuff for …read more

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Chiesa, Pettis clash in crucial lightweight contest

Before Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou start throwing sledgehammers at one another and prior to the twin championship bouts that top the UFC 226 marquee hit the cage, a pair …read more

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Francis Ngannou aims for redemption following tough title loss

UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou looks back on his loss to Stipe Miocic in January and details his incredible path to this point in his career. …read more

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Francis Ngannou: I learned a lot from my loss to Stipe Miocic

UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou talks about his fight with Derrick Lewis at UFC 226, as well as his development as a fighter. One of the feature attractions at UFC …read more

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Francis Ngannou discusses his advantages over Derrick Lewis

At UFC 226, hulking Cameroonian-French heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou will step into the cage with titan of a similar stature: American behemoth Derrick Lewis.
This bout will mark Ngannou’s opportunity to …read more

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Morning Report: Advantages? Francis Ngannou says he has ‘all of them’ over Derrick Lewis 

At the beginning of this year, Francis Ngannou was on the cusp of being anointed MMA royalty. The Cameroonian heavyweight had surged up the UFC rankings on the back of …read more

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Ngannou: I want the title, and the Stipe rematch

Francis Ngannou only has one thing in mind, beat Derrick Lewis at UFC 226, then get his hands on the UFC heavyweight title. Francis Ngannou may have a fight against …read more

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Francis Ngannou vows not to repeat title-loss mistakes in UFC 226 fight vs. Derrick Lewis

LAS VEGAS – Francis Ngannou sat in front of reporters Thursday and was asked about UFC 226 opponent Derrick Lewis. Specifically, what does Ngannou think of Lewis’ fighting style?
Confusion seemed …read more

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Francis Ngannou is open to future rematch with Curtis Blaydes

Curtis Blaydes has looked unstoppable of late, but his rise through the UFC ranks has not been entirely flawless. In his first UFC bout, Blaydes experienced a tough, doctor stoppage …read more

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‘Predator’ On ‘Razor’ Rematch: ‘I Would Be Okay With That’

Back in early 2016, when Stipe Miocic crushed Fabricio Werdum to capture the UFC 265-pound title, neither Francis Ngannou nor Curtis Blaydes were ranked in the heavyweight top 15 and …read more

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Francis Ngannou says he knew something was ‘messed up’ in first round against Stipe Miocic

LAS VEGAS — At a UFC media day in Las Vegas, Francis Ngannou discussed what went wrong in his title fight against Stipe Miocic, what he thinks of Derrick Lewis …read more

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Francis Ngannou Breaks Down Derrick Lewis Fight, Heavyweight Title Picture (UFC 226 FULL Scrum)

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In his last fight, Francis Ngannou faced the biggest opportunity of his career. But when it came down to the judges’ scorecards, he landed on the …read more

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Junior Dos Santos Describes His Issue With USADA

Junior dos Santos has spoken on what his past issue with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was about. Last year, dos Santos was supposed to meet Francis Ngannou at UFC …read more

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Junior Dos Santos on USADA situation: 'We're getting punished before we're even judged'

Junior Dos Santos was preparing for a meeting with Francis Ngannou, looking to bounce back from a loss to UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, when he heard that teammate Marcos …read more

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Derrick Lewis Would Like to Welcome Greg Hardy to The UFC

Derrick Lewis made an appearance in UFC Tonight to promote his upcoming bout against Francis Ngannou at the UFC 226 pay-per-view event, which takes place July 7 at the T-Mobile …read more

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Overeem After Brutal KO Loss: ‘I Will Be Back’

Alistair Overeem’s quest to come back with an impressive victory following his brutal knockout loss to Francis Ngannou at UFC 218 last December was halted by Curtis Blaydes, who knocked …read more

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Curtis Blaydes Believes There’s ‘No Doubt’ He’s Next in Line for UFC Heavyweight Title

Outside of a loss to Francis Ngannou in his debut, Curtis Blaydes is unbeaten inside the Octagon and getting better with each fight. After adding Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt …read more

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Alistair Overeem Still Gunning for Title After Lesson Learned Against Francis Ngannou

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Alistair Overeem discusses his return to action after suffering a knockout loss to Francis Ngannou and his desire to become UFC champion.
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Alistair Overeem's ego, title aspirations not hurt 'one little single bit' by Francis Ngannou loss

CHICAGO – Alistair Overeem says his highlight-reel loss to Francis Ngannou in his most recent bout has had no ill effects on his confidence going into UFC 225.
Overeem (43-16 MMA, …read more

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Ngannou's infamous power on display ahead of UFC 226

It hasn’t taken long for Francis Ngannou to bounce back since his title fight defeat to Stipe Miocic in January. The heavyweight contender who had yet to lose in the …read more

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Curtis Blaydes Says Rematch with Francis Ngannou is ‘Inevitable’

Undefeated in his past five fights, Curtis Blaydes hopes a win at UFC 225 can propel him into title contention.
The former junior college national champion wrestler has proven himself to …read more

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