Mike Tyson Suggests Francis Ngannou Start His Own Organization – Brendan Schaub Objects

Published 04/08/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)


Over the past few weeks, Francis Ngannou has remained a hot topic in the entire fight world. He made a mammoth statement by dethroning Stipe Miocic and cementing himself as the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion. Ngannou put a career-best performance in this fight and garnered the attention of one and all.

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Recently, the ‘Predator’ was in Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin podcast. Here he was accompanied by the American Mixed Martial Artist, Brendan Schaub. The trio here discussed whether Ngannou should put up his own fight organization.

‘Iron’ Mike said, “Listen, a guy like him, you know what a guy like this can do, he can make his own organization. I’ve been doing it.”

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But Brendan Schaub didn’t quite remain on the same page with Tyson. He felt Ngannou has just won his heavyweight title and there’s still so much more on the way for him.

Schaub even added that there’s one enigmatic contender in form of Jon Jones, who’s waiting to get his hands on the ‘Predator’ for a long time. He feels until and unless Ngannou gets past such petrifying opponents, he shouldn’t transition his focus anywhere else.

More than anyone else, Francis Ngannou himself is excited to defend his heavyweight strap against the stout Jon Jones.

Right after his gratifying win over Stipe Miocic, the Cameroonian Mixed Martial Artist expressed his interest in battling the ex-light-heavyweight champ.

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Although both Jones and Ngannou have showcased their interest in fighting each other, a 5-round war between the two doesn’t seem to be happening soon.

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones looks on during a Light Heavyweight titlebout against Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jones defeated Gustafsson by KO. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

‘Bones’ wishes to earn the biggest paycheck of his life from this fight. And until and unless he bags his desired amount, he won’t really enter a tussle.

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Furthermore, Ngannou has stayed firm on fighting Jon Jones on his next outing, rather than fighting anyone else.

It will be interesting to see how things play out between the two in the next few months.

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Fans desperately await to see the pair take each other on in a mighty heavyweight title fight.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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