I am excited to witness NGannou vs Stipe as anybody else, don't get me wrong. He has a decent chance because if Overeem connected to Stipe's chin NGannou also has a chance but he hits like meteorite..
As UFC and Media try to make him a star they emphasize on him being a homeless guy just a few years ago in Paris, no real sport background and no proper training . That is his story. He is the guy who went from homeless to fighting for belt in couple of years if you consider the time he has been training proper MMA .
We all love the Rockyish story , who doesn't ? But the same fact that a guy can turn to a UFC champ with no sport background in such a short period , believe it or not, shows that our sport is so shallow when it comes to heavyweight.
Problem is , hardcore UFC fans know this only happens in HW but general public looks at it and says :
if a guy can get to the top in couple of years then the sport is still in infancy if not kind of joke.
So will NGannou be a good thing or bad thing for MMA in future? I am not sure.
What do you think?