Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 260 earlier in the year and since then Jon Jones has set his sights on facing Ngannou for the title.
However, a lot of drama ensued when it came to actually make 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 previously 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 is set to square off against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in January 22nd. However, it seems Ngannou is still unhappy about what he is paid in the UFC.
While speaking on The MMA Hour, Francis Ngannou made it clear that he will eventually step into the world of boxing in order to get paid better.
”Well, it [MMA] is more difficult [than boxing]. I feel I should not be needing to borrow money for my training camp. At some point, I’m gonna go after those money. I’m gonna go to that boxing for sure… I’m not challenging the system, I’m just saying my right.”
We will have to wait and see if Francis Ngannou will truly leave the UFC to become a boxer in the future or not.
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