Alistair Overeem scolds Ngannou for “skip the line,” challenges him to a fight

Alistair Overeem scolds Francis Ngannou for trying to “skip the line,” challenges him to a fight

On this week’s episode of the MMA Hour, surging French heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou asserted that, because no…

“AFTER [JUNIOR DOS SANTOS] WAS PULLED FROM [OUR UFC 215 FIGHT] ALL THE TOP-10, ALMOST ALL OF THE TOP-15 WAS BOOKED,” NGANNOU TOLD HOST ARIEL HELWANI. “THE ONLY ONE AVAILABLE WAS [ALISTAIR] OVEREEM. HE SAID HE’S INJURED […] AND HE TOOK A LITTLE TIME FOR FAMILY.”
“I DON’T KNOW,” NGANNOU CONTINUED, BEFORE CONFIDENTLY ASSERTING THAT IT’S TIME FOR A TITLE SHOT. “THEY CAN GIVE ME [HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION] STIPE [MIOCIC] RIGHT NOW. I WANT STIPE. I WANT TO GO FOR THE BELT. THEN AFTER THAT I CAN [TAKE ON] ALL THESE GUYS WHO BECOME THE CONTENDERS, THE POTENTIAL CHALLENGERS, YES, BUT [I WANT] STIPE FIRST. SINCE JANUARY, I HAVEN’T HAD A FIGHT, SO NOW WE NEED TO GO FORWARD.”

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