Francis Ngannou lost some steam yesterday. While his power is always a threat, his inability to add more weapons and attributes to his game cost him the fight to miocic, the best UFC heavy ever. Why was Francis not prepared? I did some investigating and found this evolution chart. It is safe to say Ngannou is at the second stage of his mma evolution. As pictured you see a warrior, unrefined with basic weaponry. He will kill most at this stage but not all. A proper gameplan and strategy can outwit the warrior who relies on otherworld power and athleticism. When will stage 3 arrive? I reckon two years. Stage 3 predator has jabs, leg kicks, better cardio, solid TDD and straight right hand rather than just looping bushwhacker uppercuts. Stage 3 Francis wont be beaten-if he gets there. Stage 4... we arent ready for that. No one is. I look foward to seeing Ngannou moving forward from the loss and seeing what skills he can gain. Im not sure how he can be heavily criticised after losing a decision to the UFC heavyweight GOAT.