After UFC Fallout, Conor McGregor Offers a Valuable Piece of Advice to Free Agent Francis Ngannou

Published 01/18/2023, 1:23 AM EST

Ngannou’s potential new contract with the UFC fell through due to breakdowns in negotiation. It came as a shock for combat fans when the news of Ngannou leaving the promotion was released. However, the fighter had been publically sharing his struggles with the UFC for a while. According to Ngannou, there were certain demands that UFC was unable to meet, which ultimately led to the impasse. Similarly, UFC President Dana White, too, shared his thoughts on the situation. However, this led Conor McGregor to give the heavyweight fighter some precious advice.

Having a team with knowledge of the legal and management aspects of the sport can be beneficial in situations like this. McGregor, for example, has seen great success in terms of earning money and securing sponsorship; thanks to his management team at Paradigm Sports Management. Other notable athletes also managed by Paradigm include former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, Jiří Procházka, and UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards.

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Therefore, the Irishman advised Ngannou to join Paradigm Sports Management. The team has a track record of helping athletes achieve financial success and secure major sponsorship. Ngannou would be in good company and would have the support of experienced professionals to help navigate the business side of the sport.

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Conor McGregor and Paradigm Sports Management – A team of champions

Paradigm Sports Management boasts a roster of top athletes in combat sports. With such a talented team, it’s no surprise that McGregor wants Ngannou to join the Paradigm shift. He wrote on his Instagram story, “Correct representation is imperative. Seek @paradigmsports!

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McGregor’s guidance comes after the recent events of Ngannou failing to negotiate a successful UFC contract.

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‘The Notorious’ thinks this would be a move toward success for Ngannou. What’s more, Conor McGregor, through a tweet, told who besides him is the highest-earning fighter in the UFC. ‘The Last Stylebender’ Israel Adesanya had signed a deal that makes him one of the highest-paid fighters in the promotion. 

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Do you agree with the advice Conor McGregor gave Francis Ngannou? What do you think is ahead for the heavyweight fighter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Himakshu Vyas

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Himakshu Vyas is a Combat Sports author at Essentiallysports. He is passionate about sports, with soccer and MMA being the sports he is most involved in. Aside from that, he follows the global soccer scene.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu

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