UFC fighter, Francis Ngannou, has admitted he hates watching footage of his defeat to Stipe Miocic in 2018.
According to him, he does not recognise the person who lost to Miocic almost three years ago.
Ngannou was comfortably beaten in his first title shot but has worked his way back to the top of the pile and earned another opportunity in the headline act of UFC 260 this weekend.
At the pre-UFC 260 press conference on Thursday, he said: “I remember the first fight from the preparation. I’m not taking credit off Stipe, he was the better fighter that night but I hate watching that fight because I don’t recognise myself, the way that I’m fighting, I’m rushing.
“That guy looks like me but I don’t recognise him. I made a lot of mistakes leading up to that fight and I wasn’t myself.
“I didn’t even have emotion in that fight, I was just there. This time, things will be different, I had enough time with my team to put everything down right.
“I always wanted to have this fight for the title against Stipe again.
“He made the point that he was the better fighter and I want to avenge that and prove that I’m the best. Skill wise, I have improved a lot and still have a long way to go in this sport.”