Mike Tyson believes ‘vicious’ Francis Ngannou is destined to become UFC heavyweight world champion after his brutal knockout of Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
‘The Predator’ showed his killer instincts at UFC 249 when he knocked out his rival in just 20 seconds after a clubbing left hook.
Francis Ngannou needed just 20 seconds to switch the lights out for Jairzinho Rozenstruik
The Predator made sure to console his fallen opponent
Having been called out by the Surinamese fighter for several months, Ngannou’s cool and calm exterior perhaps belied the frustration brewing beneath the surface.
And it seems one man who knows all about that recognised the greatness on display in Jacksonville, Florida.
Taking to Twitter, Tyson wrote: “Resounding…vicious…future champ. Francis Ngannou 20 second knockout 2nite [sic].”
The 53-year-old forged a career out of destroying opponent during his reign of terror in the 1980’s as he left top heavyweight contenders and legend on their backs.
Mike Tyson was known as the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’
Rozenstruik slumped into the cage despondently after the brutal shots
In fact, growing up as a child in Cameroon, Ngannou was a huge fan of ‘Iron Mike’ and even wanted to emulate his career inside the boxing ring.
But it seems as though he is inching closer to realising his dream of becoming a world champion in the UFC.
With former champion Daniel Cormier at ringside and still waiting for a third fight with Stipe Miocic, the division could be about to get huge jolt from a superstar with genuinely freakish power.
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