If everyone wasn't already on the Francis Ngannou hype train, it's all aboard after Ngannou Mortal Kombat uppercut Andrei Arlovski into a knockout victory at UFC Denver on Saturday. The heavyweight division is now this young beast's wide-open buffet, and he already has a beeline for one of the biggest hunks of meat in the entire weight class. On The MMA Hour, Ngannou just said he wants none-other than Cain Velasquez for his next UFC fight.
Holy mother of God! This would be like one of those old Japanese monster movies where two beasts floor a whole city with during their battle. Granted, Ngannou just now broke into the top ten with his win at #UFCDenver and #CainVelasquez (ranked 2nd in the division) is almost as big of a leap in competition as their physiques, but still it wouldn't be surprising.
Either way, #TravisBrowne and #DerrickLewis will have their own monster throwdown at #UFCHalifax on Feb. 19th. The winner of that fight going up against Ngannou would be a great step closer to Velasquez.