Zhang Weili is a force to be reckoned with, a real freak of nature.
The former UFC strawweight champion, who weighs just 115 pounds, wowed Francis Ngannou after hoisting the 293 lbs. heavyweight over her shoulder during a recent gym session that was caught on camera and uploaded to Twitter.
Ngannou was worried Zhang would injure herself trying to lift him but the No. 2-ranked strawweight and Fight Ready product barely broke a sweat.
Needless to say, ‘The Predator’s’ reaction was priceless.
I can’t believe that @zhangweilimma just picked me up like I wasn’t 293lbs
I didn’t want her to do it I was scared of her hurting her back and was trying to explain this to her….then found myself suddenly up in the air.
Her strength ratio is through the roof pic.twitter.com/smhsP9H91u
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) November 3, 2022
“I can’t believe that [Weili] just picked me up like I wasn’t 293lbs,” Ngannou, the reigning UFC heavyweight champion, wrote. “I didn’t want her to do it I was scared of her hurting her back and was trying to explain this to her….then found myself suddenly up in the air. … Her strength ratio is through the roof.”
Zhang will look to reclaim the strawweight championship when she takes on current champ Carla Esparza in a 115-pound title bout at UFC 281, featuring Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira as the main event. The highly anticipated pay-per-view takes place Saturday, Nov. 12, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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