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. It seems Ngannou is unhappy working in the UFC from the looks of it.
In the main event of UFC 270, Francis Ngannou defended his UFC Heavyweight Championship against Ciryl Gane. Ngannou employed a new strategy to his game as he used a lot of grappling in his five-round fight against Gane. The fight ended in a unanimous decision win for Ngannou via scores of 48-47, 48-47 49-46 in the pay-per-view headliner. After his win, Dana White didn’t put the belt on Ngannou.
Francis Ngannou then revealed that he did not feel like a free man whatsoever in the UFC. Ngannou even claimed that he gave up $7 million to get a better contract in the UFC.
Ngannoou previously made it clear he wants to get into boxing to get better pay. While speaking on his podcast, Joe Rogan stated that he wants to see Francis Ngannou earn a lot of money by stepping side the boxing ring.
“I want to see him box. I mean, I don’t want to see him box because I don’t love seeing him fight MMA. I love seeing him fight MMA. But I want to see him box because I want to see him get a giant chunk of money. Like Conor McGregor’s style, Floyd Mayweather chunk of money. Because when Conor fought, Floyd Mayweather made a $100 million.
If he fought Tyson Fury, how much money would they be able to get?
Francis Ngannou previously called out Tyson Fury for a boxing match as well. We will have to wait and see if Francis Ngannou will truly leave the UFC to become a boxer in the future or not.