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“I’m Training but for What”- Francis Ngannou Gives an Update on His Next Fight Against Stipe Miocic

The scariest fighter in UFC heavyweight history, Francis Ngannou has been destroying his opponents for quite a while now. He has rightfully earned the shot at the UFC heavyweight title as well.

However, he has been waiting for over a year to get what he rightfully deserves. UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic is finally done with his trilogy against Daniel Cormier. But, he won’t be stepping into the octagon until March 2021 due to injuries.

And that leaves Francis Ngannou without a fight for a long period of time. The struggle to get an opponent and title shot has been a frustrating journey for the predator. In a recent interview with Morning Kombat, Ngannou talks about his next fight:

“It’s very complicated right now. Even before may fight I was expecting a title fight. And they told me that they had to do the trilogy between DC and Stipe. And the date was not set. And I was almost one-year waiting without fighting. So they gave him the fight against Jarzinhio. Basically, that was just to stay active. Stipe is not fighting until march. That’s what they told me. So yeah, the only thing I’ve to do is wait till march.”

Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic

Francis Ngannou is frustrated with not getting the title shot sooner

Francis Ngannou also said that he needs the motivation to get back to the gym. And with no fight scheduled for next Ngannou fins it difficult to stay motivated. He continued:

“It’s very hard. I am in some position which is really complicated. Technically I’m in my prime age. Waiting time, being out in the time that I should be fighting. it’s kind of frustrating. Also, we have to keep going, something to motivate us. We have to make money, we have to do anything by fighting. Sometimes you wake up, it’s really hard to go to the gym and train. It’s like I’m training but for what. When will be the fight? I don’t know.”

Jon Jones
Jul 6, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Jon Jones (red gloves) before his fight against Thiago Santos (not pictured) at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

UFC heavyweight division is starting to get exciting with the arrival of Jon Jones. The winner of the Micoic vs Ngannou rematch is certainly going to fight Jones next. And if Ngannou manages to destroy both Miocic and Jones in near future then the GOAT debate is going to be extremely complicated for sure.

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