Alistair Overeem on Francis Ngannou’s punching-power: ‘Fake news’

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 30.11.2017 13:54h Author:

Alistair Overeem/Photo: I.Mićić

Alistair Overeem does not believe Francis Ngannou is the hardest puncher in the world.

“Fake news,” Overeem said at today’s UFC 218 open workouts. “It’s just whatever. He’s got the hardest punching power, because I didn’t punch on that (expletive) machine.”

“He definitely deserves this fight,” Overeem said. “The guy looks like a beast. He’s on a nine-fight winning streak. He’s doing great, he looks great. He looks awesome. You can see what he’s done with the competition. He’s got that one-punch power. He does deserve to be here, and it’s going to be a very exciting fight. I’m in the best shape of my life.”

“It’s excellent for the heavyweight division,” Overeem said. “We need these new young studs to come in and make the division more colorful. I think to make the sport you need a rich competition field. I’m very happy Francis is here. I’m very happy he has a winning streak. It’s going to make my victory even more glorious.”