An indomitable Lion in the UFC! Francis Ngannou has been the next big thing in the UFC heavyweight division for several years. Just about everyone believed greatness was within the powerful Cameroonian challenger’s reach if he could ever put his prodigious talents together.
All that potential was realized in six sensational minutes Saturday night when Ngannou stopped Stipe Miocic with ferocious punches early to a devastating 2nd round knockout to claim the American Mixed Martial Arts League (MMA) heavyweight title at UFC 260.
Nigeria was first! Cameroon next!
— UFC (@ufc) March 28, 2021
After the win, the fighter took to social media to post a long message thinking his fans and all those that supported him.
Read the message:
Here we are. CHAMP
Finally got a hold of the belt and this is going to be for a while.
This right here is more than a belt, but a symbol of hope and dedication, it shows how far you can go if you believe in you and doesn’t matter how far behind you are, doesn’t matter how many obstacles you meet along the road (and believe me they can be countless), you can overcome them and reach your goal because the only limit that you have is YOU and nothing else.
I want to thank you (fans, family, etc…) all from the bottom of my heart for helping me carry on this dream even when I feel exhausted, for motivating me when I feel tired and to push me when I’m stuck.
We’re all tied in this together and you can’t escape anymore
Thank you to my opponent @stipemiocic for being a great champion, it was and will always been an honor to share and Octagon with you
Thank you to the guy behind the scenes @marquel_martin, my coaches @eric_xcmma @dcblackkobra for all the hard work and the sacrifice.
Thank you to my team @xcmma and to all my teammates.
And last but not least one more thank you to my brother @usman84kg
– The champ #mondaymotivation