Midnight Mania! Rozenstruik Wants ‘Boogeyman’ Ngannou Next

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When Jairzinho Rozenstruik steps into the Octagon this Saturday night as the fill-in for Walt Harris opposite Alistair Overeem, it will be a massive step up in competition for “Bigi Boy.” The Surinamese athlete may have a wealth of professional kickboxing experience, but he has less than 10 professional MMA fights, and he’s only been a member of the UFC roster since February.

Yet, Rozenstruik has plenty of confidence, enough to plan his next match too. More than that, Rozenstruik took an opportunity at today’s media workout to once again express an interest in facing top contender Francis Ngannou, transcribed courtesy of MMA Junkie:

“It would be a nice fight. He’s the scary guy of the division – the boogeyman. (I’m) the other boogeyman of the division. You want to create a bomb in the octagon? Put me in against him and lock the doors. The UFC fans will enjoy it.”

In addition, Rozenstruik believes that it would benefit Ngannou more to face him than Alexander Volkov, who Ngannou has recently campaigned to fight. “If he’s smart, he’ll take the fight. If not, it’s his fault. I think I can make him better because I’m a better fighter in the end. So if it was me, I’d take the fight.”

Rozenstruik’s confidence and forward thinking definitely deserve a bit of credit. Before we can get too excited, however, Rozenstruik must first find a way past “The Demolition Man.”


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