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.
Ngannou previously made it clear he wants to get into boxing to get better pay. While speaking on his YouTube channel, Francis Ngannou blasted his UFC contract for being a one-way contract.
“The fact that it’s a one-way contract, I have no guarantee. In the past two years, they claim to provide three fight for their fighter every year. But in the past two years, I fought twice. I could at least fight five times.
When I look in that contract in the past two years and over two years, I have a lot of contract study. At this point, I know that contract pretty good. And I found nothing good for me in there.”
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.