UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic successfully defended the gold against former heavyweight kingpin Junior Dos Santos at UFC 211.
However, another heavyweight contender in Francis Ngannou wasn’t impressed with the champion's performance on that night.
“That was a good performance, but I was not impressed, I need more than that,” Ngannou said on The MMA Hour. “I would say I’m more impressed with someone like [Cain] Velasquez. I think Velasquez is the best heavyweight that we have, and that’s why I want to fight him.”
The contender plans on becoming the champion one day, which is one reason why he recently relocated to Las Vegas.
“The reasons why I moved to Las Vegas is because right now I'm ready for all challengers,” Ngannou said. “I’m ranked No. 5 right now and I could probably fight anyone right now. I already called out Velasquez but he says he's injured, but I would like to fight him and then get a title shot.”
Ngannou is currently undefeated under the UFC banner, and that includes a win last year over former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski.
Although the heavyweight doesn’t have a fight scheduled at the moment, one should be announced in short order.