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Saturday, Jan 28, 2017

UFC on FOX 23: Dana White Believes Francis Ngannou Could Rule HW Division “For a Very Long Time”

Francis Ngannou (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Since Francis Ngannou arrived in the UFC he’s done nothing but win, and Dana White believes the French fighter has the potential to rule to the heavyweight division for a long time…

Ngannou signed with the UFC in 2015, and since then he’s finished four straight opponents. Most recently in December, the 30 year-old submitted Anthony Hamilton in the opening round/

Ngannou is booked to face former champ Andrei Arlovski at UFC on FOX 23 tonight, and recently White had this to say about the rising heavyweight (quote via MMA Junkie):

“Arlovski is a legend in this sport, a legend in the heavyweight division – Francis Ngannou will be,” White said while speaking to FOX Sports 1. “I believe that this guy has the potential to become the heavyweight champion of the world. I also believe he has the potential to hold that title for a very long time.”

Arlovski, meanwhile, has lost three straight bouts, after putting together a six fight winning streak.

UFC on FOX 23 will take place in Denver, Colorado.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:28 pm
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