Conor McGregor backs Francis Ngannou ahead of his fight against Tyson Fury

Conor McGregor confident in Francis Ngannou's striking abilities.

by Aryan Lakhani
Conor McGregor backs Francis Ngannou ahead of his fight against Tyson Fury
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The long-awaited boxing crossover event is less than 48 hours away. Tomorrow night, the boxing and MMA world will find out if Francis Ngannou has what it takes to create history and be a permanent dent in Tyson Fury’s well-maintained record.

Many people are vouching in for Francis Ngannou, Conor McGregor being one of them. McGregor believes Francis Ngannou is more of a striker than a grappler, due to which he will have an advantage tomorrow night. McGregor believes Ngannou has enough power to land that will subsequently end him up on the winning side.

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Conor McGregor on Francis Ngannou

Recently on Twitter, Conor McGregor spoke about Francis Ngannou’s abilities as a striker and explained how Francis Ngannou has a chance of winning.

“Francis has power,” McGregor said, as quoted by “Francis has big power with a striker’s mentality. If it gets a bit tougher for him in the later rounds, the striker mentality will withstand versus if it was a mixed martial artist’s mentality.

With power, with that anything can happen. Francis Ngannou for me is more of a kickboxer/boxer than he is a mixed martial artist, in my opinion, He’s more of a standup fighter than he is a mixed martial artist. You start throwing in grappling with Francis, it’s never good for him.

McGregor further said: He has a striker’s mentality. This will stand to him in this bout.He has a tall ask with Tyson Fury but any man can land a shot. Tyson does get hit. It’s going to be a tough ask. I’m excited to see it unfold.

Tyson looks great in the buildup, fast, light, elusive, it could be a seriously stellar performance from Tyson Fury here”.

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