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Former UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou left the UFC and went to PFL after failed contract negotiations with UFC President Dana White. However, now, Ngannou will be getting paid more than most of the UFC champions – a whopping $8 million per fight (minimum). To add to that, Ngannou’s contract has a clause that states that all of Ngannou’s opponents would be getting paid a minimum of $2 million.

Francis Ngannou’s UFC record is as devastating as the fighter himself. Being the hardest puncher in the world, Ngannou was a terror in the UFC heavyweight division. However, now, Francis Ngannou finds himself well compensated in the PFL and fighting one of the biggest combat athletes in the world – the WBC champion Tyson Fury.

Another fight card already for Francis Ngannou – Who is next?

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Everyone knows that when Francis Ngannou was the UFC HW champ, he was beefing with UFC G.O.A.T. candidates Jon Jones. In fact, there was a rumor that the two would fight. Jon Jones returned to the UFC to the Heavyweight division but by then Ngannou had already made his ‘big money move’. Jones then won the HW title from Ciryl Gane.

Now, as an official PFL signee, Francis Ngannou’s first fight out of the promotion has been decided. On 28 October, Ngannou will be facing off against boxing’s best, Tyson Fury. As impressive as the fight card is, Ngannou’s purse for the match is even more remarkable. According to fellow PFL signee and boxer Jake Paul, Francis Ngannou’s purse for the Tyson Fury fight is actually an 8-figure amount, no $8 million.

Making things even more interesting is the latest Francis Ngannou callout from MMA promotion, KSW (Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki). Martin Lewandowski, the co-owner of the promotion has proposed a ‘real MMA fight’ between Ngannou and KSW HW champ, Phil De Fries. 

I would be open to having a crossover fight with PFL for Phil to fight Francis Ngannou. After Francis is finished with Tyson Fury, how about an actual MMA fight with the KSW Heavyweight Champion?“, said De Fries.

Now, with Tyson Fury as his next opponent, will Ngannou address this callout right now?

Francis Ngannou supported by father and Israel Adesanya in his fight against Tyson Fury

A lot of people counted out former UFC HW champ Francis Ngannou when it was announced that the fighter would be fighting against WBC champ Tyson Fury. However, he has the support of his father John Fury, and UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

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Tyson Fury’s father has said that he believes that this could be an interesting match-up because the fights in boxing are ‘dull’. He further added saying that both the ‘boys’ would be getting paid and that is a good incentive for the fight to happen.

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UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has also shown up in support of the fighter. Asking Ngannou to “Let him cook“, Adesanya said that he is very excited about the match and is traveling to Abu Dhabi to witness history in the making.

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