Michael Bisping gets brutally honest on Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones is a fight that many people want to see next in the heavyweight division after UFC 270. Michael Bisping recently broke down the fight and he believes the results are clear.
Francis Ngannou is known for his power punching on the feet and Michael Bisping believes that will play a big factor. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will need to take the fight to the ground, or else.
“Only until they fight will we really know the answer to that,” Former UFC champion Bisping told “Submission Radio.” “However, it all depends on Jon Jones’ wrestling. If Jon can’t take him down, he ain’t beating Francis Ngannou, and I don’t care about, ‘Oh, he’s the master of gameplans,’ and all this type of stuff. If you’re forced to stand toe-to-toe with Francis Ngannou, and you cannot take him down, Jon’s probably going to get knocked out. Let’s be honest. We all know how hard he hits. He looked great Saturday night. He was working the body more than just going for the head. That shows a lot of maturity.
“And in terms of wrestling, I mean, yes, of course Jon’s a better wrestler,” Bisping said of the former UFC champion. “But Francis is bloody strong, and he’s getting better at wrestling all the time. And I think it was DC who said on Saturday night, height-wise they’re kind of similar, Ciryl and Francis. But when you looked at their legs, the legs, the thighs, the ass on Francis Ngannou, absolutely gigantic. And I know that sounds like a weird comment talking about the size of Francis’ ass, but that’s where the power comes from. It really does. So yeah, listen, we can sit here and ponder all day long, but until the fight happens, we don’t know. We just don’t know.”
The Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou fight could happen in 2022 if the heavyweight champion re-signs with the UFC. Only time will tell if the fight has a chance of happening.