“The only thing I know about Jairzinho is that he’s the fighter who is probably the first guy who really called me out,” he said. “This guy came from nowhere; he has no name. I guess that’s why he called me out, to elevate his status. But I guess this won’t be a good idea for him. But I know I have to take him seriously, and that’s what matters to me.”

However Ngannou might even be playing some mindgames. He continued taking a jab at Rozenstruik’s previous performance against Alistair Overeem. Rozenstruik was way behind the fight but ended knocking Overeem out with only 4 seconds remaining in the fight. He also believes luck as a major factor behind Rozenstruik’s quick rise.
“I saw him against Overeem, surviving for almost five rounds. Something that I know for sure is he has very high luck,” he explained. “So, you have to take that into consideration because winning that fight was just about luck. He wasn’t even close to winning that fight. This guy’s full of luck.”
Regardless Ngannou vows to knock him out and claim his much deserved title shot. The fight is risky for Ngannou as a loss will take him away from title contention.
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