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Francis Ngannou coach wants Rico Verhoeven to continue working with the champion ahead of title defense vs Ciryl Gane – MMA Sports

Francis Ngannou He has worked with several heavyweight batters prior to his first heavyweight title defense in January.

On Wednesday, Ngannou head coach Eric Nicksick posted a photo on Instagram showing the UFC heavyweight champion. He is preparing to protect himself from his ex-teammates. Ciryl Gane At the UFC 270 main event on January 22nd — and GLORY heavyweight title holder Randy Couture together at Xtreme Couture.

The MMA fighter has contacted Nicksick. Nicksick provided a context on how pairings were combined.

“It’s not too crazy,” Nicksick told MMA fighters. “We contacted him several times about working in the camp, but the schedules didn’t really match. He was out. [Los Angeles] For a few weeks he will be out here for a week.

“We try to bring him back here in the middle of the camp and then bring him back at the end.”

Verhoeven won the GLORY Collision 3 event in October in the fourth round of TKO, where he fought fiercely against Jamal Ben Sadik. At this event, Verhoeven suffered terrible eyes. injury — To the point where his phone no longer recognizes him — and still recovering, he can’t spar with Ngannou. In the coming months, Verhoeven and Ngannou look forward to working more closely ahead of the unified match between Ngannou and Gane.

Ngannou won the title with a KO victory in the second round Steepemioch so UFC 260 March.


– MMA Sports

Francis Ngannou coach wants Rico Verhoeven to continue working with the champion ahead of title defense vs Ciryl Gane

https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/11/18/22789826/francis-ngannou-coach-hopes-rico-verhoeven-continues-work-with-champ-ahead-title-defense-ciryl-gane Francis Ngannou coach wants Rico Verhoeven to continue working with the champion ahead of title defense vs Ciryl Gane

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