Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 260 earlier in the year. After that, a lot of drama ensued as he never got to fight Jon Jones.
On the other hand, Jon Jones is considered one of the best fighters in the history of the UFC for many fans. For the past few months, Jones had made it his life’s mission to go after Francis Ngannou’s UFC Heavyweight Championship. Jones has also been on a mission to get paid.
Jones had revealed in the past that he felt undervalued and simply wanted to be paid better. Unfortunately for Jones, it was previously stated that he will not be facing Ngannou anytime soon.
While speaking on his YouTube channel, Francis Ngannou talked about the failed plans for a fight against Jon Jones. He blamed the UFC for not trying hard enough to make it happen.
“He’s [Jon Jones] definitely one of the best fighters in the sport, with no doubt. Well, not long ago, we were working so hard for that fight it didn’t happen. I think the UFC didn’t like push that fight. But, yes, that was the fight that we were looking at. That was the fight I was looking at recently and I think he was looking at that fight as well because we believe this will be a massive fight and great for everyone.
It was also recently confirmed that Ngannou will defend his title against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on January 22nd. It remains to be seen whether Francis Ngannou will be able to defeat Ciryl Gane next year as it is certainly one of the most highly anticipated UFC fights in recent memory.
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