Francis Ngannou was regarded as one of the best heavyweights in the UFC for a very long time. In March 2021, Ngannou finally defeated Stipe Miocic to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion cementing his legacy as a UFC GOAT. He is no longer with the promotion and it seems Ngannou doubts he will ever face Jon Jones in a fight.

As previously reported, Francis Ngannou officially parted ways with the UFC. Right after that, Dana White claimed that Ngannou turned down a contract that would have made history in the UFC.

Fans continued to lament the fact that Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones were never able to duke it out in the Octagon in the end. After all, a fight between the two was a true dream bout for many, but it never came to fruition.

Jon Jones arguably established himself as the MMA G.O.A.T. with his heavyweight title win over Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. Jones managed such a dominant win after being absent from the Octagon for three years.


While speaking on his YouTube channel, Francis Ngannou talked about squaring off against Jon Jones in the future. Ngannou made it clear that he doubts the fight will ever happen due to Jones’ current UFC contract.

“The fight that I would have liked to have, but unfortuantely we are not there. That fight didn’t happen and probably will never happen now that he’s on a very long contract with the UFC so that’s not happening anymore.”

Francis Ngannou’s UFC exit was also not due to money issues. He also revealed his plans following his UFC departure. We’ll have to see how Ngannou will fare in other promotions in the coming months. Regardless, it’s a shame Ngannou and Jones never crossed paths.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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