Coach Eric Nicksick admitted he couldn’t help but be in awe of famous boxing mentor Teddy Atlas, who not too long ago paid a check out to Xtreme Couture.
Atlas joined up with Francis Ngannou to aid sharpen the UFC heavyweight’s boxing, but the Cameroonian contender’s head mentor Nicksick also received the prospect to advantage from Atlas’ many years of expertise of coaching in the combat activity.
“For me individually, Teddy strike extra of the coaching side in understanding the timing with your spouse and children, when to say ‘no’ to particular folks,” Nicksick instructed MMA Junkie Radio. “He spoke a good deal of points that I see, and I knowledge, but he aided me realize a small bit much more and how to deal it, how to express my inner thoughts to the fighters – it was completely gold.
“And as far as the strategy stuff goes, he sat and labored with Francis on two or a few small factors and it was actually for two hrs. So just the fine-tuning of some of the matters we’re undertaking with Francis and how to be far better, so it was an unbelievable interaction. I was blown absent the full time, I was seeking not to be starstruck when we’re there with him, but he was a great dude and it was a fantastic working experience.”
Ngannou, who has knocked out his earlier 4 opponents in a lot less than 3 minutes merged, has climbed his way again up to the No. 1 contender position, and is all established for a rematch with heavyweight winner Stipe Miocic.
Dana White confirmed that Ngannou is next in line for Miocic and Nicksick hopes that the title combat takes place just before the end of the calendar year.
“We’re hoping so and that is what we’re pushing on our finish,” Nicksick reported. “I know that’s what the UFC needs as properly. They wanna get that December card lined up and make it Stipe and Francis, but it is naturally gotta be on Stipe’s conclude as nicely so correct now we’re just instruction. Because he’s been back again dwelling from Cameroon, the male hasn’t skipped a working day.”