The recent contract dispute between Francis Ngannou and the UFC is well documented, but the heavyweight champion has a few ideas on how to bridge the gap between fighter and climber.
The Wild are clearly unhappy with their current contract, which could end in a unifying result against Cyril Gaine in UFC 270 next weekend. If Ngannou wins, the championship tie will begin and his contract will be extended for another year or three more. If he loses, Wild will become a limited free agent who can submit offers from other promotions after a 90-day negotiation period with the UFC (and a one-year compliance period).
Whatever the outcome, Ngannou believes it is time to sign a new contract.
“Under the contract, it’s very difficult to explain,” Ngannou said Brett Okamoto, ESPN. “The UFC contract is very difficult. So you sign a 40-month contract, and four years later, you’re still dealing with it, even if you’re still active. According to the contract, I had eight fights in my contract. The point of the championship is that people don’t understand that in the contract. [it] optional because at the end of that contract, if you are a champion, you are told you will have three fights or a one-year extension. All of this made me think it was voluntary. ”
This time, Ngannou is looking for a special item that will not only increase his salary, but also allow him to fight in the boxing ring. The 35-year-old has been interested in switching to professional boxing on a regular basis, where he plans to compete with names such as Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury before retiring.
Fury accepted the idea the most, offering a two-time heavyweight champion a Battle of the Titans On social media with the UFC champion. It’s not yet clear if this will happen, but if so, Ngannou wants to be behind the UFC at the crossover event.
“No, I’m not fighting for $ 500,000 or $ 600,000 anymore,” Ngannou said. “It simply came to our notice then. It’s over. I just did it. I took this fight for a personal reason and even though it was unfair, I want to make sure I was not mistreated, I can say I finished eight fights. But no.
“It simply came to our notice then [boxing] They discussed it for a year, and they seem to have agreed to it, “Ngannou said.” Let’s be honest. ladimi, when the UFC participates, it just gets bigger. No question. Yes, if I wanted to do boxing, I would like the UFC to participate.
Negotiations for the deal have not continued, but Xtreme Couture talent and his team are hoping to reach an agreement with the UFC soon.