Francis Ngannou’s defensive wrestling remains to be very a lot a query mark heading into the Stipe Miocic rematch, however Xtreme Couture head coach Erick Nicksick has assured us that ‘The Predator’ has improved leaps and bounds in that division because the first struggle and is able to show the doubters mistaken at UFC 260.
Nicksick says Ngannou has been engaged on his wrestling on a regular basis in preparation for UFC 260 and that the Cameroonian knockout artist has even been ‘blowing by guys’ with takedowns of his personal.
“We needed to implement [wrestling] in each follow that we do,” Nicksick informed MMA Preventing’s Damon Martin forward of Ngannou’s rematch with Miocic on the weekend. “So it’s not like one follow you’re sparring or hitting pads. It’s MMA. So each follow you must give attention to defending a takedown. Moreover, you must give attention to taking guys down your self. You must have offensive wrestling simply as vital as your defensive wrestling.
“These are a few of the issues, as scary because it sounds, this dude is blowing by guys on takedowns, placing guys on their backs and beating them up from the highest. This man is now having fun with the weather of wrestling offensively and defensively and understanding there’s one other path he can discover a victory and never draw back from wrestling. It’s worthwhile to implement it a method or one other.”
The proof is, in fact, within the pudding, and Nicksick can’t wait to see Ngannou display his newfound abilities on Saturday night time.
“We are able to speak about it we’re blue within the face however you must show it,” he stated. “You must present folks. All people goes to have their doubts till you’re capable of implement it.”
UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou II takes place Saturday, March 27 on the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas.