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.
Francis Ngannou recently took to Twitter and criticized fans for quickly moving on from injustice done to fighters as a result of bad judging. He also stated something needs to be done for the fighters who were robbed of their rightful pay because of poor judging.
“It’s interesting how we see injustice done to the fighters by some judges, we talk about it, and then move on from it the next day, only to get pissed off again when it happens the next time.
The fighter has to go home unrewarded with all that frustration – and half of their money – for a job well done. Something needs to be done for these athletes getting robbed on the score cards.”
UFC judges continue to make poor judgement in fights and it is unlikely to change anytime soon. With an interim title fight scheduled to take place at UFC 265, the ongoing drama between the UFC and Francis Ngannou seems to only increase with each passing day.