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Ngannou said he was nothing special for where he comes from. What if that's true?

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  1. superpunch Banned Banned

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    To us, he's basically like a physical god. But he said that where he comes from in Africa, every guy is built like him. That he's just an average guy. What if he wasn't lying.

    What if where he comes from, there really are thousands or millions of guys built like him with the same speed, strength, and explosiveness. But they're just languishing away in the middle of nowhere in extreme poverty and no one's ever heard of them.

    What could they potentially bring to the world of sports? Why hasn't a college football scout or an NFL scout gone out there, gone to a construction site, found a dozen Ngannou's, brought them over on a college scholarship, trained them for 4 years, and won championships?
     
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  2. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    I don't think it's true, you get plenty of Cameroonians given opportunities in soccer and there's only really Samuel Eto'o who turned out to be one of the best players in the world.
     
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  3. superpunch Banned Banned

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    Soccer isn't boxing/ MMA/ football though. I don't see how Ngannou's attributes would translate that well into soccer. Not even much more so than my manlet European/ Asian genetics. But if it's a contest of punching someone, picking up heavy things, running somewhere close by really fast, or running into someone.. he's basically a god.
     
  4. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Ngannou isn't really built like a soccer player..
     
  5. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Dunno these days, you get units like Adama Traore playing.

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    For sure there would be a lot of physically gifted guys (maybe not as gifted as Francis but still) in Cameroon, just like everywhere else.

    The problem is the vast majority of people aren't interested in combat sports so you will never see them compete.
     
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    TS has the hots for Ngannou, his "god".

    As for the ridiculous question, no he's a rare physical specimen regardless of where he's from.
     
  8. sampuncher Red Belt

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    Sounds borderline human trafficking here TS.
     
  9. superpunch Banned Banned

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    Lol he has a normal athletic guy's upper body, and Ronnie Coleman's legs. wtf.
     
  10. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    He's UFC champ after three boxercise classes and two YouTube BJJ videos material.
     
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    Anomaly though. Everybody talks about how jacked he is, because there's no one like him in football
     
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    Can he handle the calf kicks or shoulder strikes of doom?
     
  13. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Have you seen his calves in the pic? God knows what would happen to your shin if you kicked those things.
     
  14. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Don't forget the beast

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  15. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Africa on the whole though has produced lot's of amazing talent though, especially if you look at the French players with African decent.. most exciting young footballer in the world Mbappe is of Cameroonian decent.


    A lot of the Bayern squad are pretty jacked now a days
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  16. Dreyga2000 STOP TREATING SPECULATION AS FACT!!!

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    He is not lying. It is 100% true.

    Look at most major sports look at the massive presence black athletes have in them. Now think of the BILLIONS of Africans who don’t have the opportunity to even play a sport let alone go pro.

    There is absolutely no question that there are hundreds of not thousands of potential super athletes on the continent of Africa. Sadly most don’t have the infrastructure around to allow them to be shine
     
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  17. Xoleth Brown Belt

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    Average human height by country

    Average male height

    CameroonUrban 170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)


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  18. dittohead84 Silver Belt

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    Sounds like he's confusing Cameroon people with Sherdoggers
     
  19. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    USADA needs to pay a visit to Munich imo.
     
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    Lol im a bayern fan but yh a lot of our players built muscle but none are close to Traore
     

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