Francis Ngannou Congratulates Dana White and the UFC Despite Not Offering Him a Title Shot in 2020

Published 12/27/2020, 1:06 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 28: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Target Center on June 28, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


2020 has been a tough year for individuals and businesses alike. The outburst of the coronavirus pandemic has meant the death of live events which has obviously affected the UFC as well. Fans have not been allowed for UFC events for the better part of a year now. 

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During the first half of 2020, sports across the United States canceled their respective seasons. The UFC was forced to do the same. However, Dana White was willing to sit on the sidelines and let his business take a hit. 

The UFC head honcho along with his team came up with a way to host live events without fans. White and co put in place the most stringent testing policies to make sure the fighters and UFC staff were as safe as possible. 

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However, this was met with a lot of criticism from the media and other promoters, bashing White for putting performers at risk during a deadly pandemic.

Dana White recently posted a video on his social media channels, criticizing the media for its negativity. He also  praised the UFC for what it had been able to pull off. 

Francis Ngannou replied to the video tweeting, “What a year for ufc! First to find a solution out of a global pandemic and allow hundreds of families to keep having food on the table.”

Read: WATCH: Dana White posts an inspirational message on behalf of UFC to end 2020

Will we see Francis Ngannou get his second shot at a UFC title in 2021?

Francis Ngannou has been a man on a mission ever since his loss to Stipe Miocic. A loss against Derrick Lewis at UFC 226 followed. 

The Predator’ has since gone on a rampage knocking out the likes of Curtis Blaydes, Junior dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and Cain Velasquez – all in the first round in devastating fashion. 

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Miocic’s trilogy with Daniel Cormier and his subsequent break since his last fight in August this year has meant that Francis has been out of competition since May this year. 

Francis and MMA fans will be hoping that ‘The Predator’ is able to fight for the title as soon as possible in 2021. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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