At 7ft 1″ tall and weighing 325lbs, legendary basketball superstar Shaq O’Neal isn’t the type of guy that’s used to being manhandled.
However, that all changed when he came face-to-face with UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou in the gym.
As the two posed for a photo together, Shaq gave Ngannou props for his toned physique, at which point ‘The Predator’ decided to hoist the giant man up into the air while sporting a big grin on his face.
“Yeah, that’s the first time I’ve ever been picked up,” Shaq admitted to the camera afterwards.
“@Shaq you’re not so heavy as I thought that’s probably why you could fly on the court,” Ngannou joked with the hall-of-famer as he posted up footage of their gym encounter yesterday on Twitter.
Ngannou is no stranger to rubbing shoulders with the stars as recently he also got some boxing lessons from Mike Tyson, who agreed to coach him if he’s ever able to set up a fight with Tyson Fury, who is the current heavyweight champion of the world in the squared circle.
Ngannou is currently on a three-fight winning streak in the UFC that’s seen him TKO Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos, along with KO’ing Cain Velasquez, all in a combined time of just 2 minutes and 22 seconds.