Joe Rogan has praised the power of Francis Ngannou after his 71-second knockout over Junior dos Santos this past weekend at UFC Minneapolis.
Ngannou extended his current UFC winning streak to three with the knockout of Dos Santos. Two of his last three wins now come against former champions, and his last three fights have lasted just a total of 2 minutes and 36 seconds.
Talking on a recent edition of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan discussed Ngannou’s win over ‘JDS.’
“The scary thing is he just clipped him. He clipped him, rocked him, put him down, pounded on his head and Junior just couldn’t even move. He just laid there and [took] it and they stopped it quick. That was 100 percent legitimate.” (Transcription via BJPenn.com)
The fight started off with both men exchanging heavy leg kicks. Dos Santos landed one that buckled the leg of Ngannou and dropped the Cameroonian, but ‘JDS’ found himself in awkward position after throwing a right hand and all it took was a shot from Ngannou that clipped the Brazilian to put him down.
“Junior had a good start where he was kicking the leg. Especially the lower part of the leg, you can really f-ck someone up with that. He knocked him off balance and that can really f-ck you up man. Like really mess up your movement. And if that was the case, if he was able mess up his movement and get him to miss a little bit, get him so that he was having a hard time moving correctly and keep chewing on that leg then maybe there would be openings for him to jump in with some punches.
“The problem is when they’re both on the outside Francis is bigger and the consequences are way more grave. If Francis clips you, it’s nighty night. I don’t care who you are.”
After the fight, Ngannou said he deserves the winner of the UFC heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic that takes place on August 17th at UFC 241.