Francis Ngannou is in pursuit of larger and higher alternatives post-UFC.
Curiosity in a combat between the previous UFC heavyweight champion and the reigning heavyweight boxing king Tyson Fury has been boiling since mid-2022. MMA’s baddest man on the planet was on the mend from knee surgical procedure all of final yr, however nonetheless made his intentions clear up till his eventual UFC launch earlier this month.
Fury seems to nonetheless be excited about a match as effectively, it’s only a matter of determining the precise particulars. An concept for a straight-up boxing match has been kicked round lower than some sort of variation, which has pundits like Chael Sonnen scratching their heads.
“I see Tyson Fury come out over the weekend and at last clear up first what we’re going to do first with Francis,” Sonnen mentioned on his YouTube channel. “They’ve all the time mentioned they’re going to make up a sport. These two have been going to do a recreation, however they have been going to do one thing fight associated. For causes unknown, they weren’t going to field. Francis provided to field, and for causes unknown, Tyson didn’t settle for that invitation, and so they have been going to make up guidelines.
“Tyson lastly laid out for us what they’re. They have been going to combat in a cage. I do not know why. They’re going to combat in a cage. Okay, high quality. They’re going to put on four-once gloves. I do not know why, however okay, high quality. They’re then going to observe boxing guidelines, the foundations of Queensbury.”
Ngannou claimed to have turned down “round $8 million” to stick with the UFC, wanting extra freedom together with his total alternatives. In boxing, the fighters on the highest stage receives a commission handsomely and Ngannou may actually be a part of that blend when collaborating with somebody like Fury.
“I put this on the market due to how disappointing it’s to see these boxers as beggars,” Sonnen mentioned. “Guys which can be sizzling to combat to go on the market and get it by yourself, which have bodily capabilities that different males can solely dream of. However they don’t know easy methods to go on the market and get it on their very own. They simply don’t understand how. I deliver it to you as a result of to observe Tyson Fury beg, it was shocking. I don’t need to name it disappointing. It was actually near calling it that, however I don’t need to name it that. So Tyson involves us with maybe the dumbest concept in sports activities historical past. He is aware of it’s.”
A matchup between Ngannou and Fury can be “The Predator’s” debut as knowledgeable boxer. The undefeated Fury (33-0-1) final fought in Dec. 2022, incomes a 3rd profession win over Derek Chisora. Ngannou, then again, final fought to a unanimous choice win over Ciryl Gane in Jan. 2022.
So far as the general public is aware of, no actual traction has been made towards a possible combat between Fury and Ngannou, however Ngannou hinted when final talking on The MMA Hour that he’s engaged on one thing for the summer time. Fury is the one with all of the “actual” boxing choices at current, taking a look at presumably boxing Oleksandr Usyk within the close to future.
“To observe a man in that place that would command, that has the connections, that ought to’ve executed this behind the scenes, ought to’ve been in a position to come out and make an announcement, as an alternative foyer a joke to the world with items — it was simply bizarre,” Sonnen mentioned.
“Are you guys going to do it or not? Should you’re going to do it, why do it in a cage? Why do it with four-once gloves? Why are you calling boxing Queensbury? Why don’t we make this actual easy? Inform me that. As a result of then we’d should do it. That’s why. We make it complicated, so we will get out of doing it.”
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Ardour and persistence.
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— Jasmine Jasudavicius (@JasJasudavicius) January 25, 2023
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Gastón Bolaños (6-3) vs. Aaron Phillips (12-4); UFC Struggle Night time, April 15
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I don’t take care of actually any of those boxing-related shenanigans with MMA fighters. I’d most likely watch this, although. The weirder, the higher. I’m certain Jed would agree. Simply have it in Struggle Circus!
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