Tim Sylvia and Francis Ngannou have a couple of things in common.“I don’t think Francis is that good,” Sylvia told Submission Radio. “He’s a monster with heavy hands but his punches come from his hips and he swings wild and crazy. He hits you, you’re going to sleep but a technical fighter like [Jon] Jones and Stipe, they beat him again.[embedded content][embedded content][embedded content]Next? Sean Strickland: Israel Adesanya’s on ‘f****** repeat’ in the division, ‘give me the f***** title shot, I earned it’Marcus McGhee (7-1) vs. JP Buys (9-5); UFC Vegas 78, Aug. 12Thanks for reading!“You saw what he did to Gane. He wouldn’t even stand up with him. He took him down. It was an ugly fight. He talks a lot for only winning a fight then defending against Ciryl Gane.
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Everyone out here talking bout I fumbled. Y’all must not know the rules of the game. When you drop the ball on accident that’s a fumble , but when you throw it away on purpose. That’s called a complete pass . Top G shit!
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Surpassing Miocic and taking the heavyweight torch from the proud Ohioan was Cameroon’s Ngannou. “The Predator” is historically the most devastating puncher in the history of mankind, which led him to the UFC title in his March 2021 rematch with Miocic. Ngannou defended the title once against Ciryl Gane via a unanimous decision before parting ways with the UFC earlier this year. Despite Ngannou’s great success and improvements since his first Miocic fight — a January 2018 unanimous decision loss — Sylvia hasn’t been impressed by the arguable best heavyweight on the planet.
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Sylvia, 47, and Ngannou, 36, share another thing in common aside from their statuses as former UFC heavyweight champions. Ideally, both men have admitted they would have liked to stay with and end their careers in the UFC. Unfortunately for them, fighting for their rights — whether in overall athletic freedoms or financials — resulted in early exits.— Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) July 1, 2023
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Looks like I didn’t get the nod for the JDM fight. We both said yes but apparently the bosses had other plans. Nothing but respect to the man, one of my favorites and it would have been insane.Some Koreshkov.Close.It still kind of blows me away how much the Gane fight completely warped the perception of Ngannou’s talent. Everyone has seemingly forgotten how unstoppable he looked in the Miocic rematch, which was him fighting without injury. Ngannou clearly isn’t the GOAT or too close to such a status, but he’s evolved into a serious beast. That shouldn’t even need to be pointed out.Last Week’s Results:Downfall. ‘Gutted’: Fighters react to Kevin Lee’s UFC Vegas 76 comeback ending in just 55 secondsComeback trail.Today’s exit poll:Thursday: 70% of 497 total votes answered “Islam Makhachev” when asked, “Who is the tougher matchup for Alexander Volkanovski?”
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Stamp.It’s been 15 years since Sylvia stepped foot inside the UFC octagon. The former heavyweight champion was a promotional staple throughout the 2000s and until Stipe Miocic came along in 2016 he had the most title defenses in divisional history.Eyes still on my September Dance.What.Looks like there are a few #tuf31 leaks happening…could be A.I. – so we aren’t sure if they are real…but what a wild concept; @TheNotoriousMMA being in a real altercation and coming out of retirement to fight again..Maine’s Sylvia was 24-4 at the time and couldn’t see the logic behind the numbers, therefore, prompting him to negotiate for more money along with pay-per-view points. Discussions never led anywhere other than “The Maine-Iac” offering to fight Lesnar and proposing that if he won he’d get the same contract. According to Sylvia, the UFC didn’t like the idea because of Lesnar’s lack of experience and he asked for and received his release.Muay Thai time.
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