UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou possess the kind of immeasurable power that could probably knock a planet off its orbit. On Sunday night, he flaunted that power again, thumping the former champ Cain Velasquez in less than 30 seconds, and absolutely dazzling UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
Rogan was not on duty for this fight, but was watching with some of his friends on a Fight Companion episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
To say he was impressed by Francis Ngannou would be an understatement.
“He’s so big, dude,” Rogan said shortly after Ngannou emerged victorious (transcript via MMA Fighting).” He’s so big and so dangerous. He’s incredible. Cain is one of the best of all time, that’s how good Ngannou is. This is the scariest guy I’ve ever seen.
“I’m telling you, dude, if that guy keeps learning, and it seems like he had a weird spot, but you know what I really like about that weird spot that he got into?” he continued. “He was honest about it. He said, ‘I carried over fear from my last fight.’ A guy that can look at himself that honestly…
“Francis is the scariest of all time. The thing about Francis is, he’s learning at this really rapid rate when you look at a guy that’s only been doing it for how many years now? 100 percent training, he’s been fighting for maybe five years. I think five years from the time he learned martial arts. Dude, he’s a movie character.”
What did you think of this win from Francis Ngannou? Did you react the same way as Joe Rogan?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/18/2019.