UFC News: Jairzinho Rozenstruik wants to fight Francis Ngannou after winning at Washington Fight Night
Ahead of his heavyweight clash against Alistair Overeem, Jairzinho Rozenstruik revealed that he wants to fight knockout artist Francis Ngannou after beating Overeem this weekend in their main-event bout at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C.
Overeem was initially scheduled to fight Walt Harris in the main event of the Washington card but since he pulled out due to personal reasons, Rozenstruik stepped in on short notice and took up the fight.
In a recent interview with ESPN's Ariel Helwani, Rozenstruik said that Ngannou is the man he really wants to fight because he sees him as a big challenge and the fans will be eager to see 'two big, scary guys' lock horns inside the Octagon.
“For me, beating Alistair Overeem means a lot, but the fight I’m looking for is the Francis Ngannou fight. He’s a big, scary guy and I think that’s amazing. You put two big heavyweights who are strong and hit hard to create a bomb in the Octagon. I like exciting fights. To me, that would be a great fight. That’s the goal for now.”
"Me against Francis Ngannou, two big scary guys. That’s exciting for me, that’s a big challenge. I really want to do that challenge also for myself and also to entertain the UFC fans. I think everybody wants to see that fight.”
Rozenstruik boasts an impeccable professional record of 9 wins and no losses and he will be looking to step over Alistair Overeem on his way to the top of the heavyweight division.