Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was simply considered one of many celebrities who heaped reward on Francis Ngannou after he brutally knocked out Stipe Miocic at UFC 260.
‘The Predator’ is the brand new UFC heavyweight champion after an emphatic second-round stoppage of Miocic to avenge his defeat at UFC 220 three years in the past.
Only a fresh-faced contender on the time, Ngannou was bullied by the much-more skilled Miocic again then, however confirmed appreciable enhancements in his growth as a combined martial artist.
Combining brutal leg kicks, glorious takedown defence and even some offensive wrestling himself, the facility Ngannou possesses isn’t any clearly not his sole attribute.
For 38-year-old Miocic, the query about what’s subsequent will certainly be raised, however the period of Ngannou atop the heavyweight division has solely simply begun.
With celebrities Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian sitting by the Octagon, former WWE star ‘The Rock’ provided his congratulations to Ngannou and commiserations to the previous champion.
“Wow that was dominant,” he wrote on Twitter. “What an unbelievable #goat run Stipe Miocic had.
“Nothing however respect for that man. An enormous congrats to my brother Francis Ngannou. The period of the Predator begins.”
Talking on commentary, Daniel Cormier likened Ngannou to former boxing world champion Mike Tyson and insisted followers would flock to see the Cameroonian in motion for the devastating energy he possessed.
Taking to Twitter after an enthralling evening of motion, Cormier insisted the whole lot had modified now within the wake of the 34-year-old’s win.
“Congratulations to the brand new heavyweight king of the world Francis Ngannou,” he wrote.
“Make no mistake about it Francis profitable the title adjustments the whole lot.
“He’ll change the best way the UFC heavyweight title is seen within the sports activities world.”