Dominick Cruz has given his opinion on Francis Ngannou’s title reign and why an interim heavyweight belt has been created.
At UFC 270, Francis Ngannou will defend the undisputed UFC heavyweight championship against interim champion Ciryl Gane. ‘Bon Gamin’ was able to earn this opportunity and the strap at UFC 265 when he defeated Derrick Lewis. The fight was reportedly booked because Francis Ngannou wasn’t ready to return to the Octagon, “forcing” the UFC to go in a different direction.
Dominick Cruz, who has spent many years on the shelf due to injury, gave his thoughts on Francis Ngannou and his problems with the UFC.
“Ngannou just talked about it, asking why he’s in such a rush all of a sudden now that he has the title. Why do you have to rush to defend it? Well, when you have the title, you are the king of the division. The division awaits you and that is your responsibility. “
Is Francis Ngannou more motivated than ever?
As the weeks go by and we get closer and closer to UFC 270, many believe that Francis Ngannou will show how much he has grown as he continues to prepare for one of the biggest fights of his life.
Ciryl Gane’s technical prowess has been cited as a possible banana peel for the great Francis Ngannou. However, after working so hard to get to the top of the mountain, he won’t give up so easily.
The heavyweight division is really starting to come to life. If ‘The Predator’ is able to surpass Gane, there will surely be a host of competitors waiting to try and snatch the belt from him.
Francis Ngannou is a one-of-a-kind talent in a generation when it comes to his power. If you can’t get past these issues with the UFC, there’s a chance you could go in with more excitement than you need to against someone as strong as Gane.