Michael Bisping was a guest on Submission Radio recently.
Bisping, a former UFC champion, was asked his thoughts on Francis Ngannou-Jon Jones facing off.
Ngannou unified the UFC heavyweight titles with his win over Ciryl Gane. Jones, meanwhile, continues to work towards a return.
When he does so, the former UFC light heavyweight champion is targeting the heavyweight division.
Bisping, though, isn’t sure that goes so well for Jones.
“Only until they fight will we really know the answer to that. However, it all depends on Jon Jones’ wrestling,” Bisping said. “If Jon can’t take him down, he ain’t beating Francis Ngannou. And I don’t care about, oh, he’s the master of game plans and all this type of stuff. If you’re forced to stand toe-to-toe with Francis Ngannou and you cannot take him down, Jon’s probably going to get knocked out. Let’s be honest.
“We all know how hard he hits. He looked great Saturday night, he was working the body more than just going for the head. That shows a lot of maturity. And in terms of wrestling, I mean, yes, of course, Jon’s a better wrestler. But Francis is bloody strong, and he’s getting better at wrestling all the time.
“And I think it was DC who said on Saturday night, height-wise they’re kind of similar, Cyril and Francis. But when you looked at their legs, the legs, the thighs, the ass on Francis Ngannou, absolutely gigantic. And I know that sounds like a weird comment talking about the size of France’s ass, but that’s where the power comes from. It really does.
“So yeah, listen, we can sit here and ponder all day long, but until the fight happens, we don’t know. We just don’t know.”