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Video: Zhang Weili wows Francis Ngannou by hoisting him over her shoulder

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The surprise on Francis Ngannou’s face spoke for itself.

The UFC heavyweight champion didn’t expect to have a short shoulder ride on the shoulder of former UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili, but it did happen during a video-captured workout at the gym.

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After that, Ngannou admired the strength of the 115-pound fighter.

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“I can’t believe that [Weili] just lifted me up like I didn’t weigh 293 pounds,” Ngannou wrote. “I didn’t want her to do it, I was afraid that she would hurt her back, and I tried to explain it to her … then suddenly I was in the air. … Its strength factor is over the top.

Ngannou is trying to regain strength in his right knee after undergoing surgery to repair torn ACL and ACL. The champion battled an injury in a unification title against Cyril Gein at UFC 270, which paved the way for him to unrestricted free agency. The promotion was hoping to invite him to their last pay-per-view event of the year, UFC 282, but he expects to be ready by 2023.

Meanwhile, Weili is at the peak of his title fight with champion Carla Esparza, which takes place on November 12 at UFC 281. belt.



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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