CategoryFrancis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou (born September 5, 1986) is a Cameroonian-French mixed martial arts fighter currently competing in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Fast rising heavyweight Francis Ngannou was ready to step in for Derrick Lewis and fight former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216.

“When I started, I had nothing,” Ngannou said to Yahoo. “Nothing. I needed everything. But when you start [to earn money], you starting collecting things: I want this, I want this, I want that. The purpose is not collecting things, though. The purpose is to do something great. Finish the dream you started.

“I want to help my family, first, of course, but then I want to give opportunity to children in my country like me who have a dream to become a doctor or something. If I reach my dream, it will give me the opportunity to help those in my country who have their own dreams and nothing else to fulfill them.”

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