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Francis Ngannou highlights this legendary boxer as his role model while sharing identical uppercuts

Francis Ngannou claimed Mike Tyson is his role model

Francis Ngannou is one of the biggest hitters in the UFC at the moment

UFC Heavyweight star Francis Ngannou shared who his role model is on social media.

Ngannou has had a tough life leading up to his UFC career. He had to emigrate to France and grew up in hardship while in Cameroon.

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UFC heavyweight fighter Francis Ngannou poses during a media session in Beijing (Photo by Greg Baker / AFP) (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

However, he is now one of the biggest stars in the UFC and has fought for the Heavyweight title in the past.

Ngannou is also one of the most outspoken stars in the UFC, and claimed that Iron Mike Tyson is his role model.

The UFC star shared a picture of him and Tyson landing uppercuts and they resembled each other:

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Role Model

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Tyson also has had a rough ride in his boxing career. He is considered as the greatest ever but has had monetary problems and has recently made a return.

Tyson is in the best shape for a long time and is currently featuring on AEW. Henry Cejudo, former two-time UFC Champion is part of Tyson’s posse too.

Ngannou looking for a big fight

The Heavyweight star has been in the news wanting to fight Jon Jones. However, that clash was turned down by the UFC with Jones claiming that he wasn’t getting paid the right amount moving up to the heavyweight division.

Jones is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and moving up to the heavyweight division would be something.

Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic
Francis Ngannou throws a punch against Stipe Miocic in their Heavyweight Championship fight during UFC 220. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Ngannou has also been in the running for the Heavyweight title. However, that might not happen before Stipe Miocic, the champion, takes on Daniel Cormier in their third meeting.

Cormier wants this to be his final match but the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t allowed this clash to become a reality yet.

Ngannou is waiting in the wings for a title shot, and it will be interesting to see when things fall into place for him.

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