Watch UFC star Francis Ngannou pick up 7ft 1inch NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal for first time ever in terrifying video – The Sun

THIS is the moment UFC brute Francis Ngannou showed off his remarkable strength by picking up basketball giant Shaquille O'Neal.

The Cameroonian heavyweight proved exactly why he is one of the most feared fighters in the sport by lifting the 7ft 1inch NBA legend over his head.

O'Neal and Ngannou became friends last year and it appears they train in the same gym.

And Ngannou spotted a golden opportunity to spread terror among his rivals by deciding to tailor his workout.

The 33-year-old picked up O'Neal, who weighs over 21 stone, and joked online: "Shaq you’re not so heavy as I thought. That’s probably why you could fly on the court."

O'Neal, 48, looked stunned at his achievement and said: "Yeah, that's the first time I've ever been lifted up."

He then wished him the best in his next fight which was set to take place this month against Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

But that has been put on hold due to the deadly spread of coronavirus.

Ngannou is considered one of the hardest hitters in UFC and ten of his 14 knockouts have come by knockouts.

He once claimed that he earned his remarkable strength from working in a mine as a child.

Another video posted to Instagram showed Ngannou's extraordinary kicking power.

While a fellow fighter holds a pad, he unleashes a brutal right kick sending the poor guy flying to the floor.

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