Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Champion

Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Champion

Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is in a “stalemate” with the UFC for a new contract despite being less than a month away from his first title defense, his manager says.

Ngannou’s fight against interim champion Ciryl Gane on January 22 is the last of his current contract. Manager Marquel Martin told Sirius XM: “I haven’t heard from the UFC since, I mean June.” Ngannou is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC with a fierce knockout punch, but his relationship with the UFC’s top brass seems to have soured in the last year. The UFC is the best MMA promoter in the game, in the business,” Martin said.

They’ve made it pretty clear where they are. I hate to say this, but it feels like a deadlock. But it really isn’t. We’d love to be with the UFC, we’d love to do business with the UFC, but they’ve chosen to go the way they’ve gone, and the way we don’t feel is right.” Stirring’ – MMA year in review They won’t deny me’: meet the new UFC champion Peña Ngannou, who claimed the heavyweight belt in March by knocking.

Stipe Miocic, will defend his title for the first time against fellow Frenchman and former gym teammate Win at UFC 270 in California. The 35-year-old would become a free agent if he loses to Gane but, according to UFC president Dana White, a “champion clause” in his current contract would automatically extend his contract if he kept his belt. White has hinted that the confrontation is due to financial demands.

Ngannou and his team have denied that money is the main problem. I didn’t sign a new contract. First of all, there is a champion clause and they have been trying to push with those extensions,” Ngannou told MMA Fighting. But I am not signing a new agreement, that is basically the problem. That is what is causing all this trouble. I don’t want to sign a new agreement on certain terms, which does not work for me.




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