Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Francis Ngannou will face top contender Curtis Blaydes in the main event of “UFC Fight Night: Beijing” on Nov. 24 and this rematch has been most talked about by the MMA fans, as ever since losing to Ngannou in his first fight which was also his UFC debut, Curtis has turned into a totally different animals, whereas Ngannou’s last two fights have been a major disappointment with his last fight against Derrick Lewis got the widest criticism from MMA fans all around the world.
Curtis Blaydes is hoping that the Francis Ngannou is ‘at his best’ and he says that he wants no excuses.
“He’s probably in a hole right now,” Blaydes told media members in Denver on Saturday night (via MMAjunkie). “0-2 after being the hotshot? That’s got to be a dark, dark place. I want him to be his best. I don’t want any excuses out of his camp or the fans or the company. I want him at his best. I’ll beat him 10 out of 10 times.”
He also said that it was inevitable that a rematch between both of them would take place.
“I wouldn’t say it kept me up at night, but I knew it would happen eventually,” Blaydes said of a rematch against Ngannou. “It was inevitable. I knew he’d be around, I’d be around.
“The UFC likes natural stories like this. We already have a natural storyline. It’s not fake. We had a fight, he won, but I didn’t get to finish it. So I do have a bit of redemption I want to get.”