UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is again within the health club and coaching exhausting after recovering from main knee surgical procedure earlier this yr. He’s anticipated to return to the Octagon in 2023 if a deal will be reached in contract negotiations.
“The Predator” has been out of motion for 11 months and is raring to get again to doing what he does greatest.
“I really feel like I nonetheless have rather a lot to do. I nonetheless take pleasure in it. I find it irresistible. This, that is exhausting, however it’s the place I wish to be,” Ngannou stated on YouTube. “That is what I wish to do. I don’t wish to do anything.”
“I’m very enthusiastic about it, to see the way it’s going to come back out. Being out a yr now, virtually a yr, I would like it. I wish to return there,” added Ngannou.
When the 36-year previous does make the stroll to the cage once more, his coach, Dewey Cooper, believes the world will see an improved Ngannou.
“This model of Francis will probably be higher than the final model of Francis earlier than he injured the knee. It’s going to be one thing that’s galactic,” Cooper stated. “We’re anticipating Francis to be higher, stronger, extra athletic, extra every thing. He expects the identical factor, so it’s positively going to occur.”
UFC president Dana White not too long ago stated that negotiations with Ngannou had been headed in an excellent course. Ngannou insinuated that he’s desperate to return. It’s only a matter of when and if he can come to phrases with the struggle promotion.
“Every time one thing is sensible and official, we’ll be sure that we do the precise issues to have him at his absolute best,” stated Cooper. “2023, we’ve bought some massive, massive issues forward.”
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