Francis Ngannou Explains Decision To leave UFC: 'I Have To Do What's Right For Me'


Photo: Instagram/Francis Ngannou 

Francis Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion, has shared his side of the story on why he left the UFC.

In an interview with Ariel Helwani, Ngannou stated that he requested a three-fight contract with no extension, sponsorships, health insurance and a fighter advocate, but most importantly, he wanted freedom.

When these requests were not met by the UFC, he decided to leave.

Photo: Instagram/Francis Ngannou 

Ngannou denied that he was scared of fighting opponents such as Jon Jones and stated that the restrictive nature of the UFC contract was the main reason for his departure.

Ngannou is now excited to test free agency and is looking forward to potentially moving to boxing and having fights with Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

After that, he plans to return to MMA, where he believes he is still the best heavyweight in the world.

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Source: SB Nation 


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