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Stipe Miocic slated to defend heavyweight title against Francis Ngannou at UFC 220

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  1. Cat--Smasher

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    Stipe Miocic slated to defend heavyweight title against Francis Ngannou at UFC 220


    Francis Ngannou sends a warning to Stipe Miocic




     
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  2. Walter Sobchak

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    He is going to be the next champ
     
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  4. Walter Sobchak

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    I would have guessed somewhere close to that maybe -120
     
  5. Nebraska

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    Stipe better up his financial demands before he walks into the cage with that animal.
     
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    And make sure his life insurance payment doesn't get lost in the mail
     
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  7. m1ckey kn0x

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    Ngannou is a monster. This is the best HW fight and title fight that we have had in years, imo.
     
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  8. thumper

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    Ngannou gets that push in odds because he hasn't lost in 4 years and he's 6-0 ufc all with finishes. plus he's never been out of the 2nd round in his entire career.

    but stipe is 11-2 UFC and he's won 5 in a row in the last 3 years, all finishes.

    To me it should be dead even, even though those odds aren't a long way away.

    this is going to be one hell of a fight, and frankly I don't think it's a matter of who is better, just a matter of who hits who flush, first. this is a rare time in the UFC to have two guys in this weight class have these kinds of records.

    but honestly I don't think the UFC would want to make that fight. i figured they'd want each to clean out more before they met
     
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  9. Noise

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    Oh fuck no; they need, want, and will make this kaiju war happen. The upshot of a marketable godzilla in Francis is way too much to Bob Arum this fight.

    I really don't see Stipe with a chance in hell unless...He lures, baits, survives, and drags Ngannou into the fourth and fifth rounds. And I don't recall Stipe having some ungodly conditioning either so who knows if that pays off, but yea.

    CAN'T WAIT.
     
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  10. Nebraska

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    Stipe’s wrestling could make this an interesting scrap. He nearly beat Hunt to death with a ground and pound game plan.
     
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  11. Noise

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    Look at Francis' fuckin' thighs, though...That fucking behemoth is THICC, :ninja:.

    Shooting on him just...I mean, shit: wrestling just LOOKS like a bad idea with that fucking guy. I don't think he would even need to sprawl to stop a take down; he'd just need to, like, decide to shift his weight a little.
     
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    Coach says Francis Ngannou “could be a champ in boxing,” eyes showdown with Joshua or Wilder

    --- Post Added -- Dec 6, 2017 at 8:26 PM, ---
    Stipe Miocic-Francis Ngannou heavyweight title fight targeted for UFC 220
     
  13. Malevolence

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    I can only imagine the amount of shit your body would involuntarily shit when your brain & colon finally come to the actual real time realization that you have to have a fist fight with Francis Ngannou.

    Ngannous punching power is so ridiculous but I think we’ve all learnt that Stipe can’t ever been written off, although there’s a very good chance Francis physically writes him off in this one.
     
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  14. Poindexter

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    Just stay behind him, IMO.
     
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  15. Fe1

    Fe1 4 Division Champ

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    Ngannou is fuckin scary. I could see him winning by spectacular KO but you can't count Stipe out. Stipe's best hope is obviously to take it to the ground but if Francis touches him it's good friggin night.
     
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    Two big men with heavy hands,

    What's not to like.
     
  17. Nebraska

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  19. thumper

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    I keep thinking that same thing, but holy shit, that dude hits so hard, no matter who it is if he connects they're going down.
     
  20. Sakara=Excitement

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    I see Francis is now the next best thing at HW. Being that this is the HW division, that'll last all of 2-3 fights. I'm shocked so many people are counting Stipe out.
     
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