Francis Ngannou Hints at UFC Return After Loss to Tyson Fury in Boxing

Francis Ngannou Hints at UFC Return After Loss to Tyson Fury in Boxing

Chukwu Ikechukwu
October 30, 2023 at 3:31 PM
  • Francis Ngannou has registered his interest in fighting Stipe Miocic
  • The Cameroonian fighter is considering returning to the UFC
  • Ngannou still holds an unbeaten record in the UFC

Francis Ngannou’s return to the UFC could be on the cards following the latest post made by the Cameroonian mixed martial artist on social media.

After switching to boxing temporarily and narrowly losing to heavyweight champion Tyson Fury by unanimous decision, the former UFC champion is now set probably for a return to the Octagon.

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Francis Ngannou earned a whopping $10 million from his fight with Tyson Fury. Photo by Justin Setterfield
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According to MMA Knockout, Ngannou has registered his interest in a Stipe Miocic trilogy in the UFC while first-choice opponent Jon Jones is sidelined with a torn pectoral.

Following his defeat to Fury on Saturday, October 28, fans called for Ngannou to use his new negotiating power to pressure the UFC into challenging him for the lineal heavyweight championship, which he has since obliged.

Ngannou, who never lost the UFC heavyweight title and retains his lineal champion status, has previously fought Miocic twice, defeating the American by using his trademark power to knock him out cold and capture the UFC heavyweight belt in their second meeting.

Ngannou pockets $10m from Fury fight

Meanwhile, Francis Ngannou pocketed an astronomical $10 million for his first professional boxing fight following his exhibition fight with British boxer Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia, Sportskeeda reports.

The ‘Predator’ has accomplished a great deal with this milestone, especially considering that he left the UFC because of unfulfilled financial demands.

Ngannou earned $600,000 for his heavyweight title unification bout against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270, shedding light on the financial disparities he experienced while still in the UFC.

Francis Ngannou mocks Tyson Fury

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Cameroonian MMA fighter, Francis Ngannou has taken to social media to react to an earlier comment made by Tyson Fury before last night's epic clash in Saudi Arabia.

Fury had described the fight as a mismatch, comparing the bout to a clash between a tennis champion and a table tennis player.

The British boxer labelled himself as Novak Djokovic while claiming Ngannou is a table tennis champ.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu
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