But... as I said before, you just have to acknowledge that he isn't like any of them in terms of athleticism. His punching power, the speed, the torque, the snap - it's nothing like we've seen in UFC at that weight. The 'ins' that were there vs what's gone before aren't - a 260+ guy beating those smaller guys to the punch is unheard of.With Lesnar, Carwin, Ubereem and even Mark Kerr before them, we've seen gigantic athletic freaks emerge before in heavyweight MMA, and there's been a similar narrative that they're a 'new breed' that are too big for the smaller heavyweights to deal with. Yet when the dust settled it's the likes of Fedor, JDS, Cain and Stipe, who all generally weighed in the 220-240lb range, who ended up at the top of the pile. We've yet to see much evidence that additional bodyweight above that weight range is a huge advantage at the very highest level.
And yet...I expect Ngannou to win and I'm fully on board the hype train
I'll look a right tit if Stipe smashes him tomorrow!