Eto'o Celebrates Francis Ngannou After MMA Fighter Inks New Deal With PFL

Eto'o Celebrates Francis Ngannou After MMA Fighter Inks New Deal With PFL

Lukman Mumuni
May 17, 2023 at 7:27 AM
  • Samuel Eto'o has praised Francis Ngannou after the fighter secured a new deal
  • Ngannou signed a promotional fight contract with the PFL after leaving the UFC
  • Eto'o is a big fan of the MMA champ who has also helped to showcase Cameroon

Legendary Cameroonian footballer, Samuel Eto'o has celebrated his compatriot Francis Ngannou, after the MMA fighter secured a new deal with Professional Fighters League (PFL).

The Cameroonian-French mixed martial artist has been out of contract since January after failing to renew his contract with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).

Ngannou was then stripped of his heavyweight title following his decision to end things with the UFC.

Samuel Eto'o, Francis Ngannou, MMA, PFL
Samuel Eto'o has applauded Francis Ngannou following his new MMA deal with PFL. Credit: @francis_ngannou @SamuelEtoo
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However, on Monday, Ngannou signed a multi-fight contract with rival promotional company, the PFL, and will soon return to the octagon.

News of the contract deal got the attention of iconic Cameroonian figure, Eto'o, who is also the president of the country's Football Federation.

"Big man, Francis Ngannou," Eto'o wrote on social media, tagging PFL's official handle.

Meanwhile, Ngannou shared his excitement after inking a strategic deal which will see him also play leadership role in MMA for the PFL.

"The past few months have been a very interesting time to understand and see the landscape but I’m very excited about this deal with the P.F.L. because they basically showed what I was expecting," Ngannou said in an interview, as quoted by The New York Times.
"They didn’t just show up as a promotion that was looking for a fighter, but really came as a partner that sees more value in you as a person."

Ngannou signs for PFL

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ngannou has found a new promotion to fight for after four months on the outskirts.

The former UFC Heavyweight champion was a free agent for four months, with many wondering where he would head next.

Ngannou was stripped of his title in January 2023 after he and the UFC failed to reach a new agreement about his contract.

Eto'o spotted with Ibrahimovic, Leao

Sports Brief also reported that Inter Milan legend, Eto'o was given a warm welcome at the San Siro following his return to Italy, where he made history with the Nerazzurri.

The Cameroon Football Federation president was in Milan for the UEFA Champions League semi-final clash between his former club and eternal city rivals, AC Milan.

Early first-half goals from Eden Dzeko and Henrik Mikhytaryan ensured the blue side of Milan headed into the second leg of the semi-final clash with the advantage.

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