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. He won the fight in the end as well.
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. Francis Ngannou also doesn’t know what he’s doing wrong to not get a huge payday like Logan Paul.
While speaking during Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin’ show, Tyson’s Hotboxin’ show, Israel Adesanya was asked about pay issues in the UFC. He stated that Ngannou gets really low pay as well. Mike Tyson also couldn’t believe how little the UFC paid Francis Ngannou.
“Shout out to my boy, my big brother Francis, he kicked the door down and said ‘Look, this is what’s happening. They’re paying me this much and I’m this guy.’ He put it all out there. Mike, imagine at the height of your career, you’re fighting and you’re getting paid the equivalent of $600k to fight. That would be atrocious – Israel
Listen, that’d be my training expenses. That’s my training expenses.” – Tyson
The CEO of Bellator also recently made it clear he wants to sign Francis Ngannou. We will have to wait and see if Francis Ngannou will truly leave the UFC to join Bellator or not.
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