Ngannou wants dream Lesnar showdown

Number one UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou would like to lock horns with former champion Brock Lesnar.

Ngannou will challenge heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in January after the French-Cameroon fighter scored a spectacular knockout over veteran Alistair Overeem at UFC 218.

But Ngannou is already setting his sights further afield, with former UFC heavyweight title holder Lesnar a target.

“I’d always like to see the match between me and Brock Lesnar,” Ngannou told the Top Turtle Podcast.

“Two big dudes. I like that match-up. I’m excited for that kind of match as a fan. I want to see that match.

The 31-year-old is not the first MMA fighter to eye a big-money showdown against Lesnar in recent months after Jon Jones targeted the current WWE star prior to failing a drugs test.

However, Lesnar would still need to serve a six-month drugs suspension if he decided to return to UFC, along with subjecting himself to USDA testing again.

Yet Ngannou clearly believes a fight against the 40-year-old could be a possibility.

He added: “He’s big, but he’s not stronger than me. I’m stronger than him. I’m the best striker in the heavyweight division and the more powerful guy.

“I’m also a talented guy and I will deal with that very easy.”