Stipe Miocic believes Francis Ngannou will improve a lot in the rematch, but insists he himself will not stand still for Ngannou to overcome.
Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will return for the rematch at the upcoming UFC 260 on March 27th. The two faced off at UFC 220 three years ago, the seasoned Miocic played in a very strategic way. , forcing Francis Ngannou to lose points after 5 rounds.
Immediately after the game at UFC 220, Ngannou stated that he was aware of his mistake of being “too nervous” and let himself get caught up in the championship’s stance. The Cameroon fighter also promised that he would soon return to the title match, as quickly as possible.
Apparently Francis Ngannou kept his word. Making 4 consecutive wins with knock-out and technical knock-out, Ngannou knocked down all obstacles to challenge the Stipe Miocic again.
“Ngannou knocked everyone out again, there was a nice streak. But unfortunately, the end of that streak was me,” Stipe Miocic said. “I strongly believe Francis Ngannou will improve a lot in the rematch, but I myself will not stand still.”
“I may be older, but as I get older, I get wiser, I keep adding new techniques that I can use in the game. People may be afraid that my play style has become stiff , fixed and irreversible, but it is. I have learned a lot over the years. “
“So if Ngannou just diligently defeats an old version of the Stipe Miocic, the outcome of this match will be no different from before. I will still be the champion.”