@12:30 ‘The hardest I’ve ever been hit in the gym was by Francis Ngannou’ "The hardest I've ever been hit in the gym — what's that beast's name from France?" Johnson said. "He came and trained with us and the first day we trained together — I think I was getting ready for DC. We were sparring and I hit him one time and I thought I was out of the way... Hey, that buddy can hit!" "I respected him before, I respected him more after the hit. He hit me square in my nose, I'm glad it didn't break, but he really did hit me hard," Johnson said. "That's when I was like, ok, if this guy is hitting me hard and I'm saying 'wow', then everybody else in the heavyweight division — they have four-ounce gloves on —and they're getting hit with those. He's crackin' people."