UFC news: Albert Duraev told the story of how Francis Ngannou injured him in sparring

The newly minted UFC fighter from Russia Albert Duraev spoke about his experience in sparring with the current heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

UFC news: Albert Duraev told the story of how Francis Ngannou injured him in sparring

“In short, I paired up with him. I threw myself at his feet, he covered me, then he wanted to take my back, I threw him out of there, and kept him down until the end of the round, ” Albert Duraev said in an interview with Igor Lazorin.

“The next day, he came back to me – let’s have another round. I avoided him as much as I could, because I was afraid of injuring myself – he is forty kilograms heavier than me – but two or three weeks before my fight, I paired up with him again. I was moving, moving, he threw a low kick to me – my leg flew away from a mine. I raised my hands, and he hit me right in the ribs, put me down-severely injured me.

I couldn’t stand in pairs or fight for a week after that. Then he came to me again – I’m already telling him, leave me alone, you traumatized me, I’m small, and you’re a big killer. I try not to get up with him in sparring anymore. He is very strong.”

Recall that 32-year-old Albert Duraev won the right to compete in the UFC last week, when he won a dominant victory over Brazilian Caio Bittencourt at the Dana White’s Contender Series show. At the moment, the Russian has won nine fights in a row, seven of which are ahead of schedule, and is now preparing to make a loud statement in the UFC middle division.

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