UFC president Dana White has finally given some inside news about the fighting future of the UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. The ‘Baddest man on the Planet’, Francis Ngannou, is sidelined for quite a while now.
Francis Ngannou in the past couple of years has had disputes with the UFC regarding his contract and his paycheck. He has several times talked about his messed up relationship with the organization and UFC President Dana White. The talks about his fight have been going on for a long. Still, there isn’t any update about his contract negotiations and his next fight.
In the latest interview of Dana White with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto, White was asked about the situation going on with the heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. In response to that Dana White revealed the organization is very close to getting a deal done with Francis Ngannou. He didn’t reveal the exact details of the opponent and the event when Francis might fight but he has assured us that things are heading in the right direction.
“I think yeah I think I think that we’re we’re heading in the right direction with Francis I you know um listen there’s no doubt about it that this is where Francis should be and Francis should you know finish his legacy here at the at the UFC and I and I think we’re pretty close to getting it done,” said Dana White.
According to Dana White, Francis Ngannou should not leave the UFC as this is where he belongs and his legacy should end in the UFC.
Who will Francis Ngannou fight next?
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is often called the ‘Baddest man on the Planet’. In the past couple of months, his relationship with the UFC has not been great. He was also going to join the boxing world to fight Tyson Fury. But now according to the latest reports, UFC is pretty close to closing the deal for his next fight.
Francis won the UFC heavyweight title when he defeated then-champion Stipe Miocic. They fought in a rematch where Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic in the second round. He then defended his title against top contender Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. He had a very dominant performance against a formidable opponent like Gane.
Since then he hasn’t fought in the octagon. He is rumored to fight the former light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jon Jones has been preparing for his heavyweight debut for the past two years.
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According to Jon Jones, he is planning to make his comeback in 2023. UFC is trying its very best to set a fight between former Jon Jones and current heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Considering the star power of both these fighters, this fight can become the biggest fight in UFC history.
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