The heavyweight sensation has taken the UFC by storm following his utter violence inside the famed Octagon.
The 31-year-old Ngannou laid waste to perennial heavyweight power player Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 on Dec 2, clobbering "The Demolition Man" with a left uppercut at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. He's reeled off six straight wins since making his promotional debut in 2015. He tied the record with a first-round knockout of Junior dos Santos at UFC 211 in Dallas on May 13.
Ngannou uppercuts Overeem's head into oblivion.
The UFC is close to finalizing a heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou for UFC 220 on January 20 in Boston.
But, it would appear he has his eyes set on other challenges as well, and that is to fight the heavyweight champion of boxing, which would well be Anthony Joshua. His coach wants him to fight either Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder next year. The last time it happened was on December 27, 2008, at UFC 92, where 205-pound champion Forrest Griffin lost the title to Rashad Evans via TKO, while interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was stopped for the first time in his career by Frank Mir.
'That would be a real fight, where an MMA fighter could go in there and upset a current boxing champion'.
Joshua and Wilder are both fresh of defending their respective world titles.
They now plot their next move with a potential mouth-watering unification clash on the cards.
Now Ngannou will get his first shot at gold as he faces Miocic in Boston as the new headliner for UFC 220 with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier taking on Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event on the card.