A tidal wave of criticism has been sent Francis Ngannou’s way, as a result of what transpired, or didn’t…at UFC 226, and now the heavyweight contender’s responded.
Ngannou’s bout with Derrick Lewis was one of the more high hyped contests for Saturday’s card, due to the ferocious power of both men. But, the fight ended up being a complete dud. Case in point, Ngannou landed just 11 strikes the entire fight…
Although Lewis didn’t offer that much more offense, he did attack more often, and the fighter reported that his back was giving him problems during the fight. So, much of anger / frustration regarding the bout has been directed at Ngannou. Not only that, but UFC President Dana White claimed that Ngannou’s “ego”, is why he had such a poor performance.
Well, recently the heavy handed fighter posted the statement below, following his decision loss.
I am not proud of my last performance. I have carried my fear from the last fight to this one. I completely understand the frustration & anger that it has caused to my fans, coaches, teammates, family and friends and I am truly sorry for that. I won't let everyone down again. All I can do now is prove myself and make you proud again. #UFC226
Ngannou was coming off a decision loss to now former champ, Stipe Miocic, in January.