Francis Ngannou got back to winning ways at UFC Beijing when he knocked out Curtis Blaydes. This was a huge boost for Ngannou as he suffered defeats to Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis prior to this.
Now, after the fight, Ngannou has released a long statement for both his fans and his haters. You can see it below.
“I finally saw the light yesterday night at UFC Beijing by overcoming my darkness which dragged me deep to the bottom. My fans, my family and all those people who trust and believe in me have got persecuted by haters and doubters but they didn’t give up and they kept supporting me and that’s where I found strength to overcome all this.”
I wanna thank every single one of you, who once trusted me and who kept supporting me, who stayed beside me and who didn’t stumble.
I’m grateful to have any of you known and unknown by my side and in my life since this is all my life.
Thank you China and particularly Beijing for welcoming us and for all the love and energy you guys put in, it was an honor for me to perform for you guys such an amazing people and a great crowd. #TheRedemption.”
Ngannou is now 11-3 in his career and will be looking to get back into the championship mix soon.