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After months of anticipation, the stage is finally set for the clash of two titans in combat sports: Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou. Although this is not the first time a crossover like this has taken place inside the ring, never before have two greats from their respective divisions crossed paths in their prime.

Ngannou, who had been quite open about his boxing ambitions, quit the UFC following failed negotiations. Reportedly, Ngannou’s demand for a higher paycheck and the freedom to venture into the realm of boxing contributed to this. Since then, the two parties seem quite bitter towards each other. A fact that was once again evident in the Predator’s recent post.

Francis Ngannou fires shots at Dana White and company


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For those unaware, Francis Ngannou’s friend and former welterweight king, Kamaru Usman, was recently spotted in a promo video for the UFC 294 event. During the filming, the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ was seen wearing one of the T-shirts featuring Ngannou’s name. However, in the final video, the t-shirt seems to have been blurred out, a fact that was earlier disclosed by the Cameroonian himself.

In his recent Instagram post, former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou revealed the same lineup of merchandise aimed at promoting the fighter’s upcoming clash. On October 28., ‘The Predator’ is all set to lock horns with Tyson Fury And the heavy-handed striker is going all out on promotion. However, while marketing this, the fighter also used the opportunity to take a dig at the recent actions of his former employers.

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“Stylish and non-blurry. Get the official Ngannou collection at my bio ahead of Fury vs. Ngannou,” wrote Ngannou in his recent post. Thus, taking a subtle dig at his former boss and the UFC. A recent chapter in the ongoing rivalry between the parties, this move is isn’t surprising considering Ngannou’s bitter departure. However, this time Ngannou has hit two birds with one stone and it looks like fans are on his side.

Fans react to the witty ad campaign from Ngannou

Arguably the hardest hitter on the planet, Francis Ngannou has made a name for himself with his highlight-worthy knockouts. A testimony to his fame is the more than 5 million people who follow the champ on Instagram. As expected, when Ngannou posted the witty promotion, a barrage of reactions followed. Some of the selected few are as follows:

Fans joined Ngannou in taking shots at Dana White

UFC aka Dana White is so petty

UFC is so lame for that

And of course, a lot of love for the Predator’s merch

I need one of those shirts, champ!

Beautiful collection, Francis Champ Collection, Kamaru knows

Big bro merch


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Holy [expletive], Dana

These are clean! Great style & classic look!

Gotta get me some of that swag, champ!


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While it might be the most popular, this is not the first time a fighter has alleged UFC for unfair treatment. Fans often seem critical of White on the topic of fighter’s pay. And this occasion was no different.

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