Jasraj Hothi

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Francis Ngannou / UFC 270 💭

I hadn’t realised the extent of everything going on with Francis Ngannou and his team in the run up to UFC 270…

Nursing an injury (leaked), ongoing contract dispute, threats of his agent being sued (moments before his fight), Dana White refusing to put belt on him (and missing the usual post-fight conference… when did that last happen?).

Each of those things gave him a mountain to climb, and he won a huge fight, whilst injured, with lots of distractions, against an impressive former team-mate. All things considered, he handled the pre- and post-fight interviews like a pro, too. Huge strength of character.