Francis Ngaggou has moved up the pound-for-pound list after his defeat of Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. His victory has seen him move to fourth position whilst UFC fighter Jon Jones stays at the top. Jon has stayed at the top of the list even though he has rarely fought in the recent past due to personal issues.
How long Francis will stay on the list is a question everyone would like to know. Obviously his time on the puzzles mats has paid off with his improved performance. The question is whether he will have the stamina to keep up the training. Lots of fighters have made it to the top only to lose momentum and fall again. Miocic was the exception when he held onto the title for six years.
Every fighter knows that they need a good set of jigsaw mats if they are going to remain at the top. That is certainly true for a fighter of Ngannou’s calibre. He would indeed need to spend hours training on jigsaw mats to achieve his level of skill.
There is nothing better than having a good gym to train. A key factor of a good gym is the kind of gym mats they have. If you were to check you would find that a large portion of MMA gyms have jigsaw mats somewhere in there gym. Sure the main sparring area might mats MMA mats but they are more than certain to have jigsaw mats in common training areas.
That said I do have a soft spot for Stipe and I do hope that he makes a come back. I would not be surprised if there were a trilogy fight between Francis and Stipe in the future.