Twitter Reactions: UFC Phoenix – Ngannou vs. Velasquez

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Cain Velasquez’s return to the octagon at UFC Phoenix went off not with a bang but with a fizzle, as his body failed him yet again in a short, disappointing fight against Francis Ngannou.

After 953 days away from the cage, Cain Velasquez was finished in just 26 seconds in his return at UFC Phoenix. The power-packed Francis Ngannou connected quickly and ended the former Heavyweight champion’s night even quicker. There is no doubt Ngannou connected and there is no doubt Velasquez’s knee gave out. In short, the heavy hitter did what he does — smash. Francis Ngannou just knocked out one of the best Heavyweight’s in MMA history. Who’s Next?

Ngannou Just Beat Your Boy – You Next Champ? 

You Don’t Want Those Hands. 

His Class Doesn’t Go Unnoticed!

Here Come The Conspiracy Theories. 

In Pro Wrestling This Is Called A Handicap Match. 

Cain Velasquez Is Beloved By Fans And By Fighters Too! 

Jimi Manuwa Sums Up Everyone’s Thoughts. 

The Knee Did Give Out Though! 

He’s The Quiet Killer 

Like him or not, Francis Ngannou is a physical specimen of a man that is here to stay. Where he goes from here will be worked out in weeks to come. But there is no doubt Ngannou put the rest of the Heavyweight division on notice!