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  • Published on Jan 21, 2022
  • Daniel Cormier joins Ashley Brewer on SportsCenter to discuss Francis Ngannou beating Ciryl Gane by decision at UFC 270 and the heavyweight champ’s future.
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  • oopopp x
    oopopp x 4 months ago +1233

    My favorite call of the night was when DC said, "Oh my goodness... Francis is doing jujitsu!!"
    lol

    • romxxii
      romxxii 3 months ago

      @S K DC was fantasizing about an Ngannou v Jones card when the big man sprawled on Stipe. Just imagine what the visual of Francis doing hip tosses, trips, and body slams is doing for DC right now.

    • Meme Lord
      Meme Lord 3 months ago +1

      People can say what they want but DC has given us some of the best, most memorable, lines from the booth

    • Jake
      Jake 4 months ago +1

      Francis doing Jiu Jitsu is terrifying lol

    • Manny Fresh
      Manny Fresh 4 months ago

      Yo… facts! Haha

    • Bubba Kushii
      Bubba Kushii 4 months ago

      Lol good times

  • Sports Fan_91
    Sports Fan_91 4 months ago +801

    After round 2 I thought Francis was done. Looked so tired. He showed that championship heart some people thought he lacked before. Hats off to him. Hard to see him losing anytime soon.

    • Komal Garg
      Komal Garg 3 months ago

      Yhhhuuu you have received your welcome

    • Jon bones Mahomes
      Jon bones Mahomes 3 months ago

      @Марe ФФМ
      Oh yes man,apbsolutely spot on..
      Francis no way can do to Jones what he did to Gane..
      Also ,we know Jones will be a huge HW once he steps into that octogon again..
      He said he wants to be the biggest and he knows its important for him ,that size , so that he can implement in easier way his ground game..
      I am pretty much sure,Jones would take Francis down..
      And when he does,elbows slicing starts..
      Guy simply has best skills and thats it..
      Jones is a huge favourite to me in that fight..
      Obviously,Francis can KO anyone but skillwise ,Jones is by far superior..
      Pozdrav brate..

    • Марe ФФМ
      Марe ФФМ 3 months ago +1

      @Jon bones Mahomes tako je balkan brother :-)
      I could see firts two rounds going similar as againts fighting Gane, but Francis can not do something like that on the ground to Jones like he did to Gane, never ever
      I think Jones by judges decision after 5 rounds sounds realistic

    • Jon bones Mahomes
      Jon bones Mahomes 3 months ago

      Jones beats Ngannou..
      I love Ngannou but Jones has better skills..

    • Angel Rivera
      Angel Rivera 3 months ago

      @Марe ФФМ naw Francis win and he will be 100 percent injured free gane gonna die next fight

  • Richard Hoffman
    Richard Hoffman 4 months ago +664

    Francis is a real champ! Clearly injured, flat on his feet and lacking explosiveness, did what he needed to do get it done!

    • Foster's stubby ASMR
      Foster's stubby ASMR 3 months ago +1

      @M B he slammed him? Look at ganes face it’s clear he took more damage than Francis AND he was injured? You might not like Francis but he won fairly and would again if gane doesn’t improve

    • Chip Plylar
      Chip Plylar 4 months ago

      @Black Rhino Academy @ Still

    • M B
      M B 4 months ago +1

      @Dragos The judges overvalued top position without attempts to do damage. Rounds 4 and 5, Francis landed less strikes than Gane even though he had more control time. Gane landed more strikes and had a 94% accuracy in 4th round for example, and that was the only round Francis got over 50% of his strikes to connect. Gane didn't have a single round where he landed under 58%.

    • Dragos
      Dragos 4 months ago

      @M B he really just stayed on top gane for 2 rounds how tf did he win ?

    • M B
      M B 4 months ago

      @Rick Jones If the roles were reversed and Gane was getting lit up, and went for a takedown just to stall, I'd say the same. That was awful.

  • Bruce Gelman
    Bruce Gelman 4 months ago +86

    The fact that Francis was able to throw almost 260 pounds around like a rag doll speaks to his insane power.Well done

    • Michel Schweinsberg
      Michel Schweinsberg 3 months ago

      It was, not even joking, like a Hulk Hogan from the 1980s powerslam. For real.

    • Addi Teacha
      Addi Teacha 4 months ago +16

      Dude picked up Shaq and had him feel like a baby

  • DragosNowitzki
    DragosNowitzki 4 months ago +206

    Think on this: Francis came in the fight with messed up knees, he was extremely flat footed due to that, his biggest strength (boxing) was not effective anymore and he got pieced up for the first 2 rounds. Then he turns it around and dominates the person who should have been his biggest challenge, he wins an uncontested unanimous decision. And that’s while being really injured. Imagine him fighting 100% healthy, that’s flat scary!

    • Nathan Ogohi
      Nathan Ogohi 3 months ago

      He would have had better movement and caught Gane once which was what he needed.

    • shel 001
      shel 001 3 months ago +1

      @Xenaz James I know right you could see something was up with francis. Never seen him looking like he cant move right ever. Crazy that ganes cant beat a hurt predator.

    • DFC
      DFC 3 months ago

      @Micah West agreed

    • Micah West
      Micah West 3 months ago +1

      I had it 3 rounds to 1 for Francis going into the fifth.

    • Pitoka Achumi
      Pitoka Achumi 4 months ago +1

      @stockton209ent haters everywhere

  • Ronald Rrusti
    Ronald Rrusti 4 months ago +215

    I love DC. His commentary is entertaining and he's always cheesing cheek to cheek lol. So refreshing to have a former champion cast as well, little to no BS on his end

    • nightfall
      nightfall 3 months ago

      real good dude man

    • Glenuig
      Glenuig 4 months ago +1

      Why you think he got into the top commentary and presenting jobs instantly after retiring lol. Everyone loves him ha

    • Paul
      Paul 4 months ago +17

      It’s so crazy too, because everybody used to boo DC during his Jon Jones rivalry. But then everybody came to see what a good dude DC is and what a screw up Jon Jones is.

  • Rick Jones
    Rick Jones 4 months ago +34

    I knew he was gonna grappl if he couldn't catch Gane. Francis' been grappling A LOT leading up to this fight, and he certainly showed he has the power to control Gane if he wished. Very impressive performance. I'm glad he won.

  • Julio Ranji
    Julio Ranji 4 months ago +63

    Not a fight you would watch again , but during the moment of the fighting going on and you didn’t have no clue what will happen next it was extremely thrilling .

  • Osamah
    Osamah 4 months ago +9

    Although I had hoped Cyrial would win but Francis won deservedly and with a smart game plan and after he was losing in the first and second rounds but he deserves to win
    As for Cyrial he lost and for the first time I see him broken in this way
    I hope a rematch between them as soon as possible because Cyrial really deserves a rematch

  • PAIII Alkebulan
    PAIII Alkebulan 4 months ago +113

    DC looking like a proud father in the thumbnail 😂

  • Muh glass chin
    Muh glass chin 4 months ago +179

    Francis proved he is an all around mma fighter tonight

    • Emin Demir
      Emin Demir 4 months ago +1

      @Mohid Abdelmagid If just strenght is enough to win, why would that be bad? He still won and proved that he is the best hw.

    • The traveler
      The traveler 4 months ago +1

      @M B you also act like you are a professional fighter that fights other grown men for a living with a bad knee to be able to make those comments about how his knee injured affected his ability to unleash gnp and his footwork.

    • M B
      M B 4 months ago

      @OnlyBetasGetOffendedByStrickland What? 🤣 If his knee was bad as you say, he wouldn't have been able to throw a single kick because his knees would have been too unstable. He had no issues throwing kicks.
      He threw plenty of strikes, very few landed and he gassed. A knee injury does not prevent you from throwing GNP in side control. He stalled because he was exhausted and in another league would have gotten a yellow card. Looked like Dada 5000. Gane was exhausted too, but at least he was trying submissions and looking for ways to finish the fight.

    • OnlyBetasGetOffendedByStrickland
      OnlyBetasGetOffendedByStrickland 4 months ago +1

      @M B Cry

  • Sophiya-H0T Girl-C0me 0ver L!ve

    After round 2 I thought Francis was done. Looked so tired. He showed that championship heart some people thought he lacked before. Hats off to him. Hard to see him losing anytime soon.

  • Tom Jones
    Tom Jones 3 months ago +2

    After round 2 I thought Francis was done. Looked so tired. He showed that championship heart some people thought he lacked before. Hats off to him. Hard to see him losing anytime soon.

    • zuygj bnsv
      zuygj bnsv 3 months ago

      All the "Gane is gonna piece him up after the 2nd round" crew are so mad in the comments right now.

  • juditalbin
    juditalbin 3 months ago +3

    I knew he was gonna grappl if he couldn't catch Gane. Francis' been grappling A LOT leading up to this fight, and he certainly showed he has the power to control Gane if he wished. Very impressive performance. I'm glad he won.

  • Razear
    Razear 4 months ago +46

    I think DC is right about the way the standup was going. Gane would've picked him apart at range for 25 minutes if Francis hadn't elected to grapple. Gane is way too technical of a striker to make any of the mistakes as Francis' past opponents. And Francis was visibly diminished after the first round when Gane decided to clinch early. The decision to wrestle was a safer bet than landing the hailmary.

    • Emin Demir
      Emin Demir 4 months ago

      @Марe ФФМ Ngannou would knock Jon's lights out

    • Марe ФФМ
      Марe ФФМ 4 months ago

      @Temi Agaba No. I have said he has moved like always, just today in front of him was somebody faster and technical better. Francis missed a lot today, Gane is just too good defesively. If Ngangou was injured why hasn't he pulled out from fight? Sound like an excuse for me bcs he wasn't able to finish Gane, he did nothing today except laying 8 minutes on him. Gane could say i was injured also. Sound like an excuse, as we know he want to fight Fury bcs of money, after this performance today that will be questionable.

    • Марe ФФМ
      Марe ФФМ 4 months ago

      @SPT Highlights injured? He should been puled out from fight than. Sound like an excuse to me. For not be able to finish Gane. Gane was way better fighter in stand-up. And we all know Ngannou want fight with Fury bcs of money. After this performance it is very questionable does he get it. So it is easier to say I couldn't knock him out cause I was injured. Miserable.

    • Temi Agaba
      Temi Agaba 4 months ago +2

      @Марe ФФМ in one comment you say he wasn't moving well, then when someone tells you Francis was hurt you say he was moving like he always does. Make up your mind lol

    • so yah
      so yah 4 months ago +1

      @Марe ФФМ no, because he was injured. He wanted to compete against the advise of his doctor.

  • Bruce Gelman
    Bruce Gelman 4 months ago +56

    Shame on Dana White for mishandling Francis career.Did not put the belt on him and did not do his post press conference.A small man in a big rich mans body.

    • Alfred Yenwong Fai
      Alfred Yenwong Fai 4 months ago +5

      @ Loner, knowing your worth and putting a price tag on it is not necessarily ungratefulness, these guys put their lives on the line for these competitions.

    • Nightstark
      Nightstark 4 months ago +11

      @Nft supporter from where Francis comes from ungrateful is a label that can never be appropriate especially when you most likely have not been through 1/10th of what he has.

    • Nft supporter
      Nft supporter 4 months ago

      @Docraki Docraki Francis bashed the ufc and now u want owner to baby you ? Y’all weird

    • Docraki Docraki
      Docraki Docraki 4 months ago +16

      @Nft supporter how much does Dana pay you? Or are you just kissing his boots for free out of the kindness of your heart?

    • Nft supporter
      Nft supporter 4 months ago

      Yea shame on Dana for not babying an ungrateful dude like Francis

  • Bryan Lazo
    Bryan Lazo 4 months ago +120

    Daniel Cormier reacts to literally anything.

    • Paul Bentley
      Paul Bentley 4 months ago

      Yeah, but that was something.

    • Omkar
      Omkar 4 months ago +2

      Lmao

    • MikeRivNY
      MikeRivNY 4 months ago +8

      All he needs is to react to his own reaction and we’re set.

  • Danny Aquino
    Danny Aquino 4 months ago +57

    He looked gassed after the 1st but he pulled it out nicely

    • rippindrummer666
      rippindrummer666 4 months ago

      This is why I hate when people act like they know what’s going to happen in the fight before it happens. How many crazy things to people need to see to know that anything can happen in mma, that’s why it’s the best sport in the world

    • John Bu
      John Bu 4 months ago +10

      @Mohamed then don’t underestimate people, it’s a bad habit and can cost you a lot

    • Mohamed
      Mohamed 4 months ago +8

      I underestimated his other athletic prowess. Yeah

  • Lolade
    Lolade 4 months ago +54

    A real champ finds a way to get it done

  • Sports Fan_91
    Sports Fan_91 4 months ago +26

    Gane who has phenomenal fight IQ made one of the biggest blunders i've seen in a championship fight. He threw away the belt going for that submission when he had top control. Props to Francis though, he keeps on improving his game.

    • Tony Olise
      Tony Olise 4 months ago

      No fighter can hold Francis down...
      You guys don't understand the strenght he possesses... For someone that worked in a land mine, to find himself in the octagon, you can't keep such guy down cos he has all the strength...
      Look at all his fights, when he gets taken down the way he lift his opponents up like a piece of trash after been taken down is insane, even when he is so exhausted!!!
      That guy is going to hold that belt for eternity if he doesn't lose interest in fighting...
      Dana is trying to make him lose interest with this whole brouhaha leading to this fight to distract him!!!

    • flowpom
      flowpom 4 months ago +1

      @DontNeedToKnow84 His coach told him he was lossing after the 4Th so he went desesperate for the finish with a bunch of sub attempts, plus Francis improved game and outstanding strengh advantage

    • Indra Vrtrahaana
      Indra Vrtrahaana 4 months ago +3

      Maybe Francis was too strong.

    • Ant
      Ant 4 months ago +3

      Game is one of the best rappers over 200. I'm not surprised that he went for a submission . Getting it would cement a win, and avoid going to a decision in a fight that could go either way. It's easy to ask why he didn't maintain his position, but it's hard to do so when Francis is trying to get a better position

    • DontNeedToKnow84
      DontNeedToKnow84 4 months ago +1

      I just can’t explain it. Why? Why not just hold onto the top position?

  • That T-shirt Guy
    That T-shirt Guy 4 months ago +221

    All the "Gane is gonna piece him up after the 2nd round" crew are so mad in the comments right now.

    • Death Creepz
      Death Creepz 3 months ago

      @tobi im sure that was from that face landing slam

    • tobi
      tobi 3 months ago

      @Death Creepz did you saw gane's face in the press conference?

    • Dantes Creative Mind
      Dantes Creative Mind 4 months ago +1

      @Death Creepz There is more than one way to skin a cat. Francis proved that. I was more impressed with his wrestling than the one-dimensional slugger style.

    • Dantes Creative Mind
      Dantes Creative Mind 4 months ago

      Hahahaha this comment is right on the money. 😁

    • AviatorZ theBest
      AviatorZ theBest 4 months ago

      Lol... true... 🤣🤣

  • Jake
    Jake 4 months ago +3

    I will always eat my words I had gane in dominant pick apart fashion but nobody in the world thought Francis was going to turn into a BEAST of a wrestler MIDFIGHT🤣🤣nothing but respect to both of them for even getting in that ring.

  • wilson rawlin
    wilson rawlin 4 months ago +3

    True Grit and guts to find a way to win. That's what makes a real Champion.
    Awesome when he rag dolled Gane on that first takedown!!

  • Jude Young
    Jude Young 4 months ago +2

    It makes sense why he was so tired in the first two rounds, trying to prevent slips and kicks to the knee, while defending himself against Gane’s technical expertise.

    • DFC
      DFC 3 months ago

      hes still won the fisrt round imo

  • hoylecasino
    hoylecasino 4 months ago +5

    Je pense que le plus gros avantage de ngannou c'est qu'il a déjà connu la défaite tandis que c'est une première pour gane et à la décision en plus, ciryl n'a pas démérité

  • De Gambz
    De Gambz 4 months ago +2

    Didn't get to stay up and watch, but I kept telling my colleague my heart tells me Francis takes it. Like DC said and I kept repeating; at the end of the day, Gane is only 10-0. As good as he is, Francis had experience on his side

  • J'onn J'onzz
    J'onn J'onzz 4 months ago +147

    She missed a golden opportunity to end the interview with "He may be the baddest, but you're the daddest". Or fattest.

    • Geoffrey Sorkin
      Geoffrey Sorkin 3 months ago

      @v1o That's Fedor.

    • v1o
      v1o 4 months ago

      The Dad-boddest

    • Steelfixer For Life
      Steelfixer For Life 4 months ago

      @Lootroq facts

    • Lootroq
      Lootroq 4 months ago +4

      @Jin Thao DC was cheated out of that! He obliterated Max in every challenge. The Weigh In Show is GOATed foreal

    • Jin Thao
      Jin Thao 4 months ago +9

      Not the daddest. Max Holloway has laid claim to that.

  • Carl Drogo
    Carl Drogo 4 months ago +2

    The lack of Boo’ing in the stands during the clinch and grappling exchanges was honestly mind blowing I thought they’d be boo’ing The roof off. We’ve come along way to understanding that sometimes you can’t be entertaining you just have to win

  • Jared Carrick
    Jared Carrick 4 months ago +22

    Chael had a great live stream reaction after the fight last night on his channel. This wasn’t Ngannou vs Gane. This was Ngannou vs Dana White. It was clear that Dana believed he found the 1 guy outside of Jon Jones who could take the HW strap from Francis in Ciryl Gane. Gane was subsequently rushed through the ranks being given easy wins to cultivate his 10-0 resume to fast track him to the title match against Francis. Dana was putting all his eggs in Gane’s basket hoping he would get the win so he could have the leverage in contract negotiations with Francis moving forward. It clearly backfired on him in a big way, and he didn’t even bother to place the strap on Francis in the octagon after he won, nor did he even show up for the post PPV presser, which is unheard of for Dana White…. 🤣

    • L Blanc
      L Blanc 4 months ago +2

      That had to be the most casual comment ever, the idea of Gane being given easy wins is ridiculous, he dismantled JDS, Rozenstruik, Volkov and Lewis to earn his title shot. All top 5 when he beat them and he made them look like journeymen

    • Kelspeth
      Kelspeth 4 months ago +2

      lolol easy wins ??? gtfoh

  • David Marques
    David Marques 4 months ago +24

    Dana ratted out of the press conference, lost my respect.

    • Jin Thao
      Jin Thao 4 months ago +4

      Ratted out of putting the belt on Francis too

  • bailee alligood
    bailee alligood 4 months ago +16

    One year without fighting in the UFC voids that champion clause. Dana doesn't have him locked down forever like some of these other fighters are if they quit and want to move on. The Ali act was created so sleazeball promoters couldn't screw them over with future fight contracts like the UFC does. It was unethical then and it is still unethical.

    • go bot
      go bot 3 months ago

      It’s crazy that he’s going to leave with not much to show for it financially especially for a world champion

  • Carlos Acevedo
    Carlos Acevedo 4 months ago +1

    I'm genuinely impressed with Francis' cardio, I thought my dude was going to fade after 3 rounds tops, amd he definitely slowed down, but he did not fade.

  • Happiestman
    Happiestman 4 months ago +7

    Is it wrong for me to want to see DC and Jones fight again even if it's in wheelchairs at the nursing home?

  • Nathan Garcia
    Nathan Garcia 4 months ago +3

    Didn't expect Ngannou to win by decision!! congrats to that man using wrestling and grappling to win!!

  • Larry Medina
    Larry Medina 4 months ago +24

    Francis won a Decision was the last thing people would hv thought

  • dude231ification
    dude231ification 4 months ago +13

    I feel like Lorenzo needs to step in and negotiate with Francis! We can't let Francis leave without fighting Jon.

    • Historic Mammoth
      Historic Mammoth 3 months ago

      Lorenzo Brothers doesn't own UFC anymore. They sold UFC back in 2016. But I do agree that someone else besides Dana needs to step in.

  • aneessa aghniya
    aneessa aghniya 4 months ago +39

    Like seriously, Whats the point now of taking ngannou past from the first RD if he still going to beat you by decision, In what world exactly did anyone ever saw this coming, And Anybody that fight him next gonna get forced to stand with the hardest/scariest heavyweight alive, and the odds is not good for you, Bye bye, Everyone will do everything in their power to not be next in line to fight for the title unless the champ wasn’t ngannou no more

    • Bumbotter
      Bumbotter 4 months ago +1

      @aneessa aghniya nah Dana isn’t giving him another fight this year and by 2023 he will be out of the ufc

    • aneessa aghniya
      aneessa aghniya 4 months ago +2

      @Bumbotter i was joking, I mean they’re literally punching people faces for a living, About scared I didn’t Necessarily mean it really, but like you said, All the up and coming fighter that watches this fight needed to elevated their skill if they want to compete at the level of ngannou right now, Meaning they have to put extra effort into all of their training, Its gonna be very interesting to see how the Division plays out after this

    • Bumbotter
      Bumbotter 4 months ago +1

      @aneessa aghniya LMAOOO all good my guy

    • Bumbotter
      Bumbotter 4 months ago

      But nah man, you don’t get it. Every heavyweight contender, ranked and unranked. They watch this fight and see everything, this will scare some fighters but the ones that are hungry are gonna put 200% into practice tomorrow morning. Gotta understand these are still true athletes who’ve made it to the top and they wouldn’t be where they are now without being competitive and using situations like these to fuel them. Francis definitely baddest dude alive right now but these are grown men at the top, you don’t get scared of your competitors winning 😂😂

    • aneessa aghniya
      aneessa aghniya 4 months ago +9

      @Bumbotter English is not my first language, so what can i do, you have to hanging their with me my friend, I tried tho 🤣

  • Sharon-🔞T[A]P Me!! to Have [𝐒]𝐄𝐗 With 𝐌𝐞

    Think on this: Francis came in the fight with messed up knees, he was extremely flat footed due to that, his biggest strength (boxing) was not effective anymore and he got pieced up for the first 2 rounds. Then he turns it around and dominates the person who should have been his biggest challenge, he wins an uncontested unanimous decision. And that’s while being really injured. Imagine him fighting 100% healthy, that’s flat scary!

  • Shawn Haqqani
    Shawn Haqqani 4 months ago +17

    DC’s face in the thumbnail is hilarious

  • THE JUNCKEY
    THE JUNCKEY 4 months ago +7

    Francis 100% finish rate gone.
    Ciryl 100% take down defence gone.

  • Riley McKenna
    Riley McKenna 4 months ago +9

    Gane forgot the golden rule of grappling... Position over submission. Gane's bad decision making in that 5th round lost him that fight.

    • Riley McKenna
      Riley McKenna 3 months ago

      @Goufack Kentsa Leandrin Lebel I'm aware. How is that relevant to anything I said?

    • Goufack Kentsa Leandrin Lebel
      Goufack Kentsa Leandrin Lebel 3 months ago

      @Riley McKenna Francis had a knee injury

    • flowpom
      flowpom 4 months ago +1

      @davchino no a fan too of the lay and pray, but this shitty and boring golden rule will prevail as long as the judge don’t follow the new MMA ruleset criteria like it should be.

    • davchino
      davchino 4 months ago +2

      @Riley McKenna 100%. Huge experience for Gane while not taking much damage. He’ll be back 💪

    • Riley McKenna
      Riley McKenna 4 months ago +1

      @davchino yeah outside of the big slam, its not like Francis really did much with any if the takedowns he got. That's why it was still Gane's fight to lose going into that 5th round. I'm sure Gane will be back though.. This was a learning experience and I think he'll come back better next time.

  • pat baker
    pat baker 4 months ago +39

    All the hate Francis was getting and for what lmao. Crazy how fickle this sport fans are.

    • James Jones
      James Jones 3 months ago +1

      @Jared exactly pretty obvious seeing no love for the best fighters in the UFC then fake personas and loudmouths getting all the love , it equates to one thing ....

    • Hajra Tahir
      Hajra Tahir 3 months ago +2

      @Jared a lot of UFC bigots tbh, doesnt help that some of the biggest stars are openly bigoted. Their fans mirror their shtty behaviour.

    • Cisco
      Cisco 4 months ago +3

      @D K Fr man and yo I’m so happy for my boy. He deserves it

    • D K
      D K 4 months ago +6

      Imho, all the hate is a reflection of Dana . Dana, UFC, media, and fans all were trying to get into Francis' head and mentally weaken him. It didn't work.

    • sunny
      sunny 4 months ago +4

      @Jared Not to mention that they love Colby....

  • PierrotHD
    PierrotHD 4 months ago +6

    I think Gane did that mistake because Lopez told him between the 4th and the 5th that he was "clearly going to lose the fight" unless he tried something which I thought was really a clumsy attempt at reverse psychology at this stage of the fight. Cyril was losing, yes, but he was still in the fight and not that desperate althought being overpowered by Francis on the ground.

    • flowpom
      flowpom 4 months ago

      exactly! too much sub attempts cost him the position and the belt. Sad. His coach wanted to push him, wich was good sitricking wise, but illadvise respect to the subs attemps…

  • SIMONA-𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    My favorite call of the night was when DC said, "Oh my goodness... Francis is doing jujitsu!!"
    lol

  • NENCY- 👈𝓕**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝓒𝓚 𝓜𝓨 Р𝓡0𝓕𝓘𝓛Е 💗

    My favorite call of the night was when DC said, "Oh my goodness... Francis is doing jujitsu!!"
    lol

  • Linda-𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    My favorite call of the night was when DC said, "Oh my goodness... Francis is doing jujitsu!!"
    lol

  • Claira-𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    My favorite call of the night was when DC said, "Oh my goodness... Francis is doing jujitsu!!"
    lol

  • Sharon-𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е🔞

    My favorite call of the night was when DC said, "Oh my goodness... Francis is doing jujitsu!!"
    lol

  • [M A R I A] H0T Girl L!ve Cam

    My favorite call of the night was when DC said, "Oh my goodness... Francis is doing jujitsu!!"
    lol

  • Nency-🔞𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    My favorite call of the night was when DC said, "Oh my goodness... Francis is doing jujitsu!!"
    lol

  • ZZ
    ZZ 4 months ago +3

    DC ducked Francis and admitted it openly at the time he did it. He wanted none of it and wasn’t afraid to tell the world. DC is a legend.

  • Cindy Hughes *SUPER HUMAN STARSEED*

    fought that great with a knee injury Go Francis!!

  • Rodney Ives Collen
    Rodney Ives Collen 4 months ago

    Pretty weird but still pretty impressive to see some variety, improvements, and most especially some decent ground game or grappling/wrestling from the champion Francis Ngannou although he just cruised onto a decision victory in the fight, unlike his explosive knockout win prediction at the pre-fight weigh-ins.
    There's no shame in losing to the champion Ciryl Gane, there are still lots of room for learning from this defeat, improving or evolving, and bouncing back well from this loss towards another shot at the heavyweight gold.

    • Allan Omalla
      Allan Omalla 4 months ago

      Injured knee affected his mobility and power.

  • Simmy- 🔥𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]🔞

    My favorite call of the night was when DC said, "Oh my goodness... Francis is doing jujitsu!!"
    lol

  • Alex __226
    Alex __226 4 months ago +19

    Francis showed tonight what the UFC is all about. Evolution. Both men are freak athletes that will dominate for a long time if they so choose.

    • tobi
      tobi 3 months ago

      @Jake Equality did you saw gane's face after the fight

    • Jake Equality
      Jake Equality 3 months ago

      @Fahad ok you must be the grapple master

    • Jake Equality
      Jake Equality 3 months ago

      @On Blizzard He was lost and Francis still just laid on him...get over it

    • On Blizzard
      On Blizzard 3 months ago +1

      @Jake Equality lol gane was lost on the ground get over it

  • BigMcChicken
    BigMcChicken 4 months ago +11

    Francis isn’t fighting anybody else until the contract is signed with the ufc, and if it doesn’t get signed then he is gone - the champions clause is scrapped because the total time limit on his contract ends in Dec 2022, and that end date isn’t extended by the clause - I thought maybe we might still get one fight from him, but the torn up knee will make it very easy for him to ride it out until December. We will see. Seems like it’s still kinda open for negotiations.

  • J Peace
    J Peace 4 months ago +15

    Someone needs to talk about the similarities between Ngannou and GSP.. If Ngannou falls in love with his wrestling the same way GSP did, don’t be surprised if he outwrestles Jon and decapitates him.. This was an injured Ngannou who showed that his fight IQ was higher than the guy they hyped as a Wizard with a higher IQ than Francis.

    • Phil Valantine
      Phil Valantine 3 months ago

      Good observations....👍🏿

    • J Peace
      J Peace 4 months ago

      @Felipe Guimarães arghhhhh I’m so mad!!!!!!!

    • George_Lunatic
      George_Lunatic 4 months ago +3

      @Felipe Guimarães yeah that's why we love mma. Keeping everything calm.

    • Felipe Guimarães
      Felipe Guimarães 4 months ago +4

      Calm down buddy

  • zuygj bnsv
    zuygj bnsv 3 months ago

    for Cyrial he lost and for the first time I see him broken in this way I hope a rematch between them as soon as possible because Cyrial really deserves a rematch

  • mojalefa likoti
    mojalefa likoti 3 months ago

    I loved how cryril stopped running and stood and fought Francis before taking the fight to the ground.

  • anyboii
    anyboii 4 months ago +4

    Winning by a five round unanimous decision is actually an accomplishment, considering the way that he won via take downs on a fluidly dangerous opponent who somewhat doesn't get taken down often. I was very impressed by his performance.

    • Ron J
      Ron J 4 months ago +2

      Indeed

  • Susshi- 🔥𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]

    Think on this: Francis came in the fight with messed up knees, he was extremely flat footed due to that, his biggest strength (boxing) was not effective anymore and he got pieced up for the first 2 rounds. Then he turns it around and dominates the person who should have been his biggest challenge, he wins an uncontested unanimous decision. And that’s while being really injured. Imagine him fighting 100% healthy, that’s flat scary!

  • Film Summary
    Film Summary 4 months ago +2

    I think Dana is a smart business man, he will never let a PPV caliber like Francis to leave the UFC just like that.

  • chiji CDN
    chiji CDN 4 months ago +2

    It appears some of you might just learn how to think rather than keyboard your thoughts. First and foremost congrats to Francis.
    He got the job done. An injured leg has no business chasing about his opponent. Cyril was dancing around. Francis took the fight to him. What was he suppose to do. Run after him. Cyril like Adesanya fought out his range. Which is his style of fight. None of you lots can last a second in a cage but you all wanna down someone's victory.
    For the 0 analyst here talking about boxing. I wonder if they know you only fight with your knuckles. So it's different ball game. Now he's got no boxing skills no doubt. Same can be said of Wilder. But dude can knock you out effortlessly. You could make an argument but he didn't tonight. Well!stupid it's a combat sport. You are allowed to use all body parts as your offence or defence.
    If this dude was McGregor he would be have been paid way more than he deserved. Of course the politics of any sport will always affect individual pause. But don't tell me none of these guys don't deserve a good pay rise. If the sport is making so much give them what they deserve. Some of them may end up having brain damage later in their later years. They will spend more in hospital bills than what they earn now. None of you are fighters so respect a man who wants more money for the work he puts in. Most of you will join a strike for a payrise at work. So sush!

  • BishBoysComics
    BishBoysComics 4 months ago +27

    DC looking good up there, always killing it!

  • gioyu comi
    gioyu comi 3 months ago

    And that’s while being really injured. Imagine him fighting 100% healthy, that’s flat scary!

  • Joseph Sykes
    Joseph Sykes 4 months ago +1

    Francis proved his natural ability to adapt and survive, he pulled skills out the bag we never even saw from him a true champion

  • Nell
    Nell 4 months ago +10

    Dana needs to pay Francis what he is asking or come close to it. If the legitimate champion leaves none of the matches will make sense. Any future discussions about heavyweight champions will have the *but the real champion was….*

  • liouy cnny
    liouy cnny 3 months ago

    for Cyrial he lost and for the first time I see him broken in this way I hope a rematch between them as soon as possible because Cyrial really deserves a rematch

    • Nsalim K
      Nsalim K 3 months ago

      Cool Francis Ngannou won't have any injuries please G-d 👏... I don't want to think about that 🙈 Francis 100% that will be something to be very careful if I was Gane

  • Linwood Hall
    Linwood Hall 3 months ago

    Nothing but RESPECT for THE CHAMP!!!!

  • Caleb Stephan
    Caleb Stephan 4 months ago +23

    Francis basically beat Gane with one leg. He couldn't switch stances like he usually does but still smoked Gane in the ground game.

    • Mark Withac
      Mark Withac 4 months ago +2

      Francis doing Jiu Jitsu is scary.

  • Applasamy Subbha Rao
    Applasamy Subbha Rao 4 months ago +1

    Well Said DC. Thank You Very Much

  • wildan
    wildan 4 months ago +1

    I love when dc getting hype especially for the main event

  • Michael Field
    Michael Field 4 months ago

    Where francis deserve his winning recognition and as champ, i do wonder when he got schooled by stipe and how he bounced back in fine form. I can imagine the ignition gane will have from his first loss

  • Trina Dockery
    Trina Dockery 4 months ago +3

    Francis went the distance with gane.. now we can't question his gas tank I guess..

  • C Giles
    C Giles 17 days ago

    I miss seeing DC fight at HW. He was/is one of the HW GOAT’s like Randy Couture, Fedor, Cain, Overeem, Jones, Stipe, and Ngannou. I think Ciryl Gane can take out all the latest emerging stars like Tuivasa and Aspinall. It will be interesting to see those fights play out.

  • shani yan
    shani yan 3 months ago

    He looked gassed after the 1st but he pulled it out nicely

  • Arthur Clover
    Arthur Clover 4 months ago +3

    I was waiting for a Knock out but I didn't know it's a WWE 😂😂 fight night

    • Arthur Clover
      Arthur Clover 4 months ago

      @Olu Alafe the good thing they both make 💰💰

    • Olu Alafe
      Olu Alafe 4 months ago +4

      That's because Gane keeps running around the ring while Francis keeps moving forward towards him the whole fight. So Francis realized the only way to win is to catch him.

  • Steven Daniels
    Steven Daniels 4 months ago

    After the first 2 rounds I said yep Gane is going to force Francis to fight his fight 5 rounds. Then Francis took control and used his grappling very good on his part.

  • Rob MC
    Rob MC 4 months ago +2

    He had a mcl acl injury Idc how technical ciryl was or appeared cuz if all that Francis clearly learned if he was at full strength I think he dominates this fight.

  • Derv Thebeast
    Derv Thebeast 4 months ago +3

    DC retired at a good time

  • Frank LaMar Jr
    Frank LaMar Jr 4 months ago

    Thank God! I didn’t want Gane to bring the Wonderboy era to the heavyweight championship!

  • BigBad KittenPerson
    BigBad KittenPerson 3 months ago

    I’m a huge CG fan, and all I can see for him is potential. If his wrestling had been like 5% better he would have had the W over Francis. Going for the heel hook when in top control showed poor fight IQ. He will grow from this L and if there is a rematch with Francis im confident that he’ll win it decisively.

  • Абдул Малик
    Абдул Малик 3 months ago

    Wise words of DC

  • The Groove Group
    The Groove Group 4 months ago +15

    DC, please tell Dana to give Francis well deserved more fights and pay him well! Dana also is a coward not showing up at the post-fight. NO RESPECT!

    • hello,howru? yes
      hello,howru? yes 4 months ago

      @The Groove Group it was said no jones, he insisted, his problem, plus jones should get more money, more fights and he draws more

    • The Groove Group
      The Groove Group 4 months ago

      @hello,howru? yes that was misinterpreted. He was then still in negotiation for Jon Jones who Dana assured him to fight. Also, for the same money Jon would get

    • hello,howru? yes
      hello,howru? yes 4 months ago

      Francis had chance to fight lewis, he refused and asked for later date? Plus he doesnt pull enough to be payed more..

  • YBK YBK
    YBK YBK 3 months ago

    DC looked nervous haha all that talk about hanging out 😅

  • Peter Williamson
    Peter Williamson 4 months ago

    He didn’t look too happy, with his lower lip lowering when she said he kept the belt and didn’t answer her question if he was surprised, plus said the challenger didn’t win only because of a fighter IQ mistake. He’s pretty slimey!

  • kelb89
    kelb89 4 months ago +2

    Cormier was way too biased towards Moreno.

  • The Wildlife Guy
    The Wildlife Guy 4 months ago

    That fight was awesome

  • svpjef
    svpjef 3 months ago

    It's a shame that Francis will most likely never fight in the UFC ever again. I hope they make a movie about his life. It would be an amazing film.

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay 3 months ago

    A real champ finds a way to get it done

  • Nicolette Ferragamo
    Nicolette Ferragamo 4 months ago +2

    Francis deserves 5 million per fight minimum besides the Lewis fight he always entertains

  • MARBLE FLOWZ
    MARBLE FLOWZ 4 months ago +1

    UFC - This is the baddest man on the planet.
    Dana - Let him walk, he’s not good for biz

  • Lions Paw
    Lions Paw 4 months ago

    That wasn't his 1st take down

  • watersign215
    watersign215 4 months ago +7

    Ngannou, not "en-gon-nyew." Sheesh. She had one job.

  • aquarius kiwi
    aquarius kiwi 4 months ago +10

    After seeing this fight Jones has risen his price to 1 trillion to fight ngannou😂😂😂Looks like he got trained by khabib but he wasn't!! Kudos to Cyril definitely he showed great skill and Heart he definitely was the toughest fight for Francis after when he fought stipe for first time!! Looks like he got trained by khabib but he wasn't😊 I watched the entire fight gane was weary of ngannou's power obviously he kept his distance so what Francis did was intelligently man handled him with his brute strength took him down kept him down while being on top so that he'd not only get exhausted but also not end losing by decision. I knew Francis would win but definitely not like the way he did but still a dominant victory for sure. I wish ufc schedules gane vs stipe the winner should fight ngannou later end of this year may be

    • Ron J
      Ron J 4 months ago

      @Random Name Jones is done forget about him.

    • Random Name
      Random Name 4 months ago

      Are you serious? Francis showed nothing that could be Jones tonight. And I can't stand Jon Jones.

  • senni bgon
    senni bgon 3 months ago

    DC looking like a proud father in the thumbnail 😂

  • Sharpshooter Ricky
    Sharpshooter Ricky 4 months ago +3

    Gane and francis runs the division right now i don't know who else in that division can hang with them

  • AC G
    AC G 4 months ago

    He def took Stipe down last fight..but I get it ..great win champ!

  • Mahaoudi Butt
    Mahaoudi Butt 3 months ago

    I dont care about nobody. I loved seeing the champ showing MMA skills and dominating Gane on the ground and coming back. He showed his growth as an MMA fighter and showed that he couldnt just strike....the guy is a legend

  • Superdupa Producer
    Superdupa Producer 4 months ago

    He may be the baddest but you're our favourite. Hahaa
    Nice punchline