It’s almost beyond belief to recall the time when the heavyweight division was the most captivating weight class around. But it’s true, there was a time when the world revolved around the big boys.
That time has long since passed – we now get excited over some Irish dude who fights anywhere between featherweight and welterweight, and anyway, all the UFC’s heavies have gotten old and lost their luster.
So it is that Francis Ngannou makes his ascension, an explosive puncher whose can sometimes crank an arm for a submission. At UFC 218, Ngannou gets to take on crusty vet Alistair Overeem in the co-main event, and with the UFC desperately in need of someone – anyone – who can thrill the fans, maybe there’s magic to be found in Ngannou’s fists.
Here’s a vid they’ve put together in his behalf.