UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou faced off against Stipe Miocic for the title earlier this year. However, Ngannou suffered a lopsided decision loss to the Cleveland native.
Ngannou went on to fight Derrick Lewis at UFC 226, in a fight that suffered criticism for featuring some of the least strikes ever thrown in a UFC heavyweight fight. Ngannou went on to lose the bout by decision.
“Francis is always a pleasure. Nicest guy, funny dude, always enjoyed having him around. Great to have him in the gym, always playing with the kids. Just a good dude, man. I never had any experience like that with him at all.”
“You can’t ever really be taken by surprise by what Dana says. It’s one of those things, you never know what Dana is gonna say. That’s his thing, to make headlines. He feels a certain way about certain things and he spoke about it. I don’t know what their personal interactions were or had been to that point, but Francis has always been a pleasure for me to be around and never been different toward me. But different people have different interactions. Sometimes people say things that they don’t exactly mean in the moment and they’re pissed off. Everybody was kind of pissed off after that fight. But yeah, nothing is ever shocking with Dana.”