Francis Ngannou used to be the heavyweight champion of the UFC. However, that title now belongs to none other than Jon Jones. Jones defeated Ciryl Gane for the title, as Ngannou had previously been dropped by the UFC. Although Ngannou was willing to stay in the UFC, Dana White didn’t seem too eager to pay him what he was worth. Ultimately, it robbed fans of an amazing fight between Jones and Ngannou. Now, we can only sit and think about what this fight might have been.
Overall, Ngannou isn’t too pressed about not being part of the UFC anymore. This is because he is exploring plenty of other avenues. For instance, he wants to get into the boxing ring. In the past, we have reported on his desire to fight against Tyson Fury. Now, however, it seems like he has a different opponent in mind. According to TMZ, this adversary is none other than Deontay Wilder. As Ngannou explained, Wilder is willing and able to fight. Additionally, they are thinking of doing two fights, with one happening in Africa.
Francis Ngannou Speaks
“We are looking into [Deontay Wilder] because he’s available,” Ngannou said. “He’s ready for that. He’s very excited about [a fight with me]. He wants it. So, we are looking into that. That’s something I’m very excited about. We even discussed a potential one fight in Africa and one fight somewhere else. Why not even the two fights in Africa?” The last time we saw Wilder fight, was in October when he defeated Robert Helenius. It was his first win after taking two losses in a row to Tyson Fury.
Overall, this would definitely make for an interesting fight. Although, there is no doubt that Wilder would be the favorite. He has more experience when it comes to boxing, and he would be more agile in the ring. Regardless, UFC fighters have been experimenting with boxing quite a bit, so it should come as no surprise that Ngannou is going down this road. Let us know who you think would win, down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news from around the sports world.