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Why doesn’t Francis Ngannou ever pay homage to sokoudjou ?

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  1. usfbrah Chronic gambler

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    Both being from Cameroon and took the predator nickname. Wonder why he never shows any love for sokoudjou?
     
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    They are actually adopted brothers so they see eachother all the time, i guess no need to be so public about it.
     
  3. Liquidskies Orange Belt

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    His fight with Kharitonov popped up on my YT today, never seen it before. What a ko and those follow ups, oh man.
     
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  4. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    It's crazy that Sokoudjou, who has been around since the Pride era, is actually only 2 years older than Ngannou
     
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    Fuck that, why dont all American fighters pay homage to Guy Fieri?
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  6. Ch31ck Purple Belt

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    Probably doesn't even know who he is... Ngannou learned about MMA like 6 years ago.
     
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  7. Tweak896 Black Belt

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    Sokodjou never reached a UFC title shot and really underperformed for how good everyone thought he would be.
     
  8. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Frank has no idea who Soak-a-Jew is...

    Sadly.
     
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    Why should he? Francis is the real predator, not the Hollywood movie lookalike.
     
  10. Richard Fannin Hammer House Time

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    Aw, this sucks, he had so much going for him!
    Super explosive & athletic, strong Judo base, trained at Team Quest with some of the best wrestlers of the time, very easy to promote to fans, etc...

    He was supposed to be the future of Team Quest but sadly, after his loss to Lyoto Machida in a "undefeated phenom vs undefeated phenom" kind of fight, (and yes he had a loss to Glover, but back then nobody knew who Texeira was, and assumed it was a massive fluke).[​IMG]well Sokoudjou could sadly never recapture the lightning in a bottle that were his KOs over Lil Nog & Arona.

    Man, just imagine some unkown guys came out of nowhere today and knocked the fuck out of 2 top 5 LHWS in less than 2 min (Rogerio was ranked #3 and Arona #5 IIRC), that was enormous.
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    Obviously, Arona went on to complain that he was suffering from dengue fever at the time of the fight. BTT till the end, eh?

    Poor Soko never felt the same after Minowaman cracked his chin
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    It might feel strange to newer fans, but Soko was massive news back in the end-of-PRIDE kinda days.
    Had things played out differently, and had he beat Machida that night, the UFC LHW landscape could have looked a loooot different for a while.

    'member when Karo Parisyan took advantage of Soko's sudden fame to claim that he had beaten him at a Judo tournament years before?
    He even posted old ass footage on shaky cam to back his claim up, likely anticipating a rebutal from Thierry.


    But nope, the predator was simply happy to see this event was filmed, and stated that he remembered losing to a smaller guy, but he had no idea it was Karo until the watched their match again...
     
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  11. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    Does he even know who he is?
     
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  12. Deep808State Yellow Belt

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    Ngannou filthy casual confirmed
     
  13. KillerIsBack V2 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Hey it's that guy from all the giant titty sucking porn.
    Francis had no idea what MMA was a month before his debut.
     
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    Minowa is actually a pretty good fighter. he just fought most of his career way above his weight class. Crazy warrior.
     
  15. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    Here's one answer:

    "After UFC 220, I was asked whether Francis N'Gannou is the 'new Sokoudjou'. I don't think so. Or rather, there certainly isn't enough evidence to conclude that yet. There are meaningful differences in their ascent, fighting style, record of achievement and more. While no comparison is perfect, I'd argue Shane Carwin might be better as a comparable choice. Yes, N'Gannou and Sokoudjou share a native homeland in Cameroon, but the two only overlap in a very zoomed out, macro perspective. Here's my argument from my radio show."​

     
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  17. 5 insightful Yellow Belt

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    There is only one predator:

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  18. Zanderlini Green Belt

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    He is really undersized for the weight he fights in. He is about the same frame most UFC welterweights have. I gave him a water bottle once in 2006, he wasn't famous yet, super nice guy, but about same size as me. Could have wrecked shop if he ever wanted to fight guys his size. He's a freak of nature for his size. He had two fights against Jan. One he won one he lost by decision.
     
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  19. newjerseynick Platinum Werewolf Belt Platinum Member

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    WHAT!? THEY TOLD ME THERE WAS NO FILM IN THOSE CAMERAS!
     
  20. KillerIsBack V2 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    They also lied to me about the bullets being blank. now I have a baby on the way.
    Oh wait.. no don't wait...
     
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