Sitting cage aspect at UFC 260, Jon Anik might really feel the depth all through the heavyweight championship bout between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.
The longtime UFC play-by-play voice, just like the overwhelming majority of MMA followers across the globe, couldn’t assist however be impressed by the vastly improved Ngannou, who knocked Miocic out within the second spherical this final Saturday night time in Las Vegas to grow to be the model new heavyweight champion.
And now, everyone seems to be questioning the place the brand new titleholder goes from right here. Might or not it’s the extremely anticipated matchup with former mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones?
Anik joined MMA Combating’s Mike Heck to debate a brand new reign within the UFC’s heavyweight division, Ngannou’s teaching employees taking part in a pivotal half in his growth, the distinction between “The Predator” from their first assembly at UFC 220 and now, his ideas on a possible mega-fight between Ngannou and Jones, the return of a full home of followers at UFC 261 in April and the three title fights that can happen, the addition of Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards as the primary non-title, five-round co-main occasion within the promotion’s historical past at UFC 262, the place Belal Muhammad ought to go from right here, and extra.