Ahead of his own Octagon comeback at UFC 295 in November, former two-time heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic has issued a rather frank warning to WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury – claiming that although soon-to-be common-foe, Francis Ngannou may “throw wild” strikes, he packs quite the punch. 

Miocic, a former two-time undisputed heavyweight champion under the banner of the UFC, has been sidelined from active competition since he headlined a 2021 pay-per-view event against Ngannou – suffering a thunderous second round KO loss to the Cameroonian in the pair’s heavyweight title rematch.

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Featuring just once since them himself, Ngannou unified the heavyweight titles back in January of last year in a unanimous decision win over former interim champion, Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 – defeating the Frenchman over the course of five rounds.

And departing the UFC of his own volition back in January of this year, Ngannou has since penned a multi-fight deal with the PFL (Professional Fighters League) – and is expected to make his promotional debut in the opening quarter of next year as part of a superfight series pay-per-view card.

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For Fury, the incumbent WBC champion has been sidelined since December of last year, defeating three-time opponent, Derek Chisora to successfully defend his heavyweight crown.

However, next month in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Morecambe native, Fury takes on Ngannou in the Batié native’s first-ever outing in the squared circle.

Stipe Miocic touts the power of Francis Ngannou to Tyson Fury ahead of October

And receiving a slew of warnings ahead of the Middle East showdown, Fury has now been urged to approach his fight with Ngannou with extreme caution – by a former opponent in the form of the above-mentioned, Miocic.

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“It will be a good fight, I mean, on paper; No (Francis Ngannou won’t beat Tyson Fury),” Stipe Miocic told UFC light heavyweight contender, Anthony Smith. “But it’s a fight. Anything can happen. He (Francis Ngannou) hits hard and he throws wild.”

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