Francis Ngannou scored but another like a flash — and devastating — knockout over a frail UFC heavyweight champion in 2019, stopping Junior dos Santos in the predominant occasion of UFC Minneapolis on Saturday.
Hours after the fastest defeat of his MMA occupation, “Cigano” released a assertion on social media congratulating his opponent and regretting how a “millisecond mistake” payment him the bout.
“Guys, first of all I hold to thank all people to your support. I’m sorry the indicate became brief this time, and with out a gargantuan result for us. I’ve been on top of this sport and weight class for over a decade, and I realizing to be right here for a truly prolonged time restful. I admire struggling with, I admire my existence, and I’m if truth be told grateful for every alternative I if truth be told hold to develop and evolve.
“The climb is difficult and prolonged, as you all know and on occasion — like tonight — months of most attention-grabbing preparation and blueprint are overshadowed by a millisecond mistake. There isn’t powerful to disclose now assorted than to congratulate Francis Ngannou for capitalizing so effectively on my mistake.”
Dos Santos (21-6), who hoped to manufacture but another shot at the heavyweight championship with a plan shut in Minnesota, now has to “climb” again after having his three-battle a success plug snapped by Ngannou.
Ngannou (14-3), who accomplished Cain Velasquez in barely 26 seconds in February, desires to be the next in line for the winner of Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic for the UFC title. The rematch between Cormier and Miocic is slated for Aug. 17 in Anaheim, California.