Ngannou not impressed with Miocic: Cain's the best

http://www.mmamania.com/2017/5/15/15642406/ufc-francis-ngannou-not-impressed-stipe-miocic-says-cain-velasquez-best-heavyweight-mma

Stipe Miocic held on to his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight title this past weekend (Sat., May 13, 2017) by knocking out Junior dos Santos in the very first round at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas (video highlights here).

It was the latest impressive performance on behalf of the champ, who scored his fourth straight first-round knockout win. But, not everyone was head over heels with Miocic’s victory, as Francis Ngannou says he needs to see a bit more from Miocic before he starts singing his praises.

In fact, during his recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Ngannou says though Stipe is holding the belt, he is not the best 265-pound fighter on the UFC roster.

“It was a good performance, but I was not impressed. I think I need more than that. I am not impressed with him,” said Ngannou. “I am impressed with someone like Velasquez. I think he is the best heavyweight we have, and that’s why I want to fight him.”

Tough crowd.

That said, Francis is more than confident he can wipe Miocic out, and says if given the opportunity to go straight into a championship bout he wouldn’t pass it up. But, he isn’t opposed to taking on and defeating Cain first to get there.

“Yes, that’s true, you got it. That is one of the reasons I moved to Vegas, because right now I am ready for all challenges. I am No. 5 ranked. I will fight everyone right now. I already called out Velasquez, but he says he’s injured. But, I would like to fight him and then get a title shot.”

Cain is still on the mend after undergoing a back procedure last December, so there is no telling when the former Heavyweight king plans on returning. As for when Francis intends to get back into the swing of things, he’s eyeing a comeback fight in July or August.

Since it’s highly unlikely Miocic will want such a quick turnaround and with Cain missing in action, anyone care to offer up another potential challenge for “The Predator?”

Francis NotGonnaWin

Fully healthy sea level Cain is the baddest heavyweight of all time. 

Zuffa make it happen

cloud level cain would finish him too

Cain is so fucking overrated. Even when he was active he wasn't that good.

I have to agree. Cain is just on another level. Shame he's had so many injuries. There would be no question of his greatness, if he were just able to avoid injury.

Soul Gravy - Cain is so fucking overrated. Even when he was active he wasn't that good.

Hes really great, but hes overrated as people romanticize how great he was because he almost never fights.

Hasnt fought this year. Fought once in 2016 and won. Fought once in 2015 and lost. Didnt fight in 2014. Before that fought JDS and Antonio Silva exclusively for 3 YEARS!!! Thats all he fought from 2011-2013.

What kind of record is that for the "goat" HW in the past 6.5 years?

RenzoStudent2004 -
Soul Gravy - Cain is so fucking overrated. Even when he was active he wasn't that good.

Hes really great, but hes overrated as people romanticize how great he was because he almost never fights.

Hasnt fought this year. Fought once in 2016 and won. Fought once in 2015 and lost. Didnt fight in 2014. Before that fought JDS and Antonio Silva exclusively for 3 YEARS!!! Thats all he fought from 2011-2013.

What kind of record is that for the "goat" HW in the past 6.5 years?
Reality doesnt matter with some people. They dont like stipe (why, who the hell knows) and they think this mythical cain figure will save the division. Just enjoy that we have an exciting hw champ knocking people dead is what i say

Stipe is going to bust his fucking grape for talking like this.

Someone is believing too much in their own hype.