Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 260 earlier in the year and since then Jon Jones set his sights on facing Ngannou for the title.
However, a lot of drama ensued when it came to actually making the fight happen as Jones had revealed in the past that he felt undervalued and simply wanted to be paid better for the fight. Ultimately, it stated that he will not be facing Ngannou anytime soon as Ngannou was set to face Derrick Lewis this Summer.
That also ended up changing recently as UFC President Dana White announced an interim heavyweight title fight between Darrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane for UFC 265. This was done after Ngannou informed the promotion that he won’t be able to compete by August.
While the ongoing drama has yet to end, it seems Francis Ngannou has already bagged another role in Hollywood in the meantime. According to a report by MMA News, Francis Ngannou is set to star in the upcoming film Jackass 4.
The UFC Heavyweight Champions is set to star alongside celebrity cameos including AEW star Darby Allen, Shaquille O’Neal, and comedian Eric André. It will also be the second time fans will get to see Ngannou in a film as he already made an appearance in Fast & Furious 9.
While speaking on the Flagrant2 podcast, Ngannou shared some details regarding his role in the film, which will see him do some hilarious things in the process.
“That’s the craziest thing that I ever seen. Man, I had to punch somebody in the nuts. Aye listen, I did it the first time and they said ‘Listen man, people know you are the hardest puncher in the world, but it wasn’t hard enough.’ And I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
The film set to release on October 22 this year and we will have to see just how well Francis Ngannou will fare in his role.