Francis Ngannou shocked the world at UFC 249 with an amazing 20-second knockout. Jairzinho Rozenstruik never knew what hit him and fans are going wild on social media. The new top contender in the heavyweight division will be remembered for this for a while. Ngannou is now riding four-straight victories in the octagon and VyStar Veterans Arena would have exploded if there had been fans in attendance. Daniel Cormier had his own reaction to that swift beating and DC is hoping he gets the chance to meet the man on the canvas. But, first Stipe Miocic and Cormier are headed for their trilogy match before Ngannou gets his crack.
Joe Rogan also had the chance to interview the winner inside the octagon after the bout, just like he had earlier in the night. Even more striking for some of the people watching at home was the empty arena. Bruce Buffer, the announcer, was wearing a mask outside the cage and removed it to read the instructions and the results. Things got even weirder when the UFC broadcast team was shown for the people at home. Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier, and Rogan were all seated at separate announce tables away from each other. It’s all a deliriously strange affair, but people are just grateful to have something to watch at this point.
“I was surprised, definitely. I was very surprised,” Ngannou told MMA Fighting this week. “He’s been doing combat sports for a very long time. He’s the one calling me out. So I guess he’s ready. I assume he knows what he’s doing. He called me out several times. I was like maybe he doesn’t know what he’s doing but he kept calling me out and making it very serious. I think he’s been doing combat sports long enough to know what he has to deal with. I don’t think it’s too soon for him.”
Do you think Ngannou can knock out DC or Stipe? Check out all the reactions down below:
DC's reaction was amazing
Daniel Cormier's real-time reaction to Francis Ngannou's first-round KO...May 10, 2020
Francis Ngannou knocks out Jairzinho Rozenstruik in about 18 seconds. Wow! #UFC249— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) May 10, 2020
😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 Man— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) May 10, 2020
Go to sleep
Omg— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) May 10, 2020
I'd love to see it
Mike Tyson vs NGannou! Book it— Fight Island (@Benaskren) May 10, 2020
A real alien
Dude is a genetic breed from another planet. Omg— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) May 10, 2020
There's levels to this.
Holy smokes ! Rogan says he’s got a Bazooka and u got a pistol 😂— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) May 10, 2020
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