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Francis Ngannou himself can't believe it: the UFC heavyweight champion, with his 133 kg, was lifted by a 50 kg woman.
Francis Ngannou is built for the UFC. Strong and slender (1m93), the Cameroonian is also an impressive physical power. Few fighters in the octagon can indeed boast the same build as him. It is therefore far from being a coincidence if the native of Batie (Cameroon) is the UFC world champion in the heavyweight category.
If he is obliged to be under the limit of 120 kilos to defend his belt, the "Predator", who is healing from a knee injury since his last fight won against Ciryl Gane, last January 22, has let himself go a bit up the calorie intake while waiting for his return. As a result, the Cameroonian explodes the scales and now weighs 133 kilos.
Francis Ngannou amazed by Zhang Weili
A weight gain that did not intimidate Zhang Weili. The star of the strawweights, close to 50 kg, had indeed no difficulty in lifting the colossus of Cameroon. Surprised by this feat of the Chinese, Francis Ngannou could not hide his amazement afterwards. And his post on Twitter speaks volumes about his great surprise.
I can't believe that @zhangweilimma just picked me up like I wasn't 293lbs 😳
I didn't want her to do it I was scared of her hurting her back and was trying to explain this to her....then found myself suddenly up in the air.
Her strength ratio is through the roof 📈 pic.twitter.com/smhsP9H91u
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) November 3, 2022
"I can't believe Zhang Weili just lifted me like I don't weigh 133 kilos. I didn't even want her to do it, I was afraid she'd hurt her back and that's what I was trying to explain to her... and then I was just suddenly in the air. Her power to weight ratio is amazing", the Cameroonian reacted.
The future opponent of Zhang Weili, the champion of the division -52kg Carla Esparza, is therefore warned.