‘I Do Believe That That Fight Will Happen’- Francis Ngannou Talks About a Possible Fight Against Tyson Fury

Published 01/13/2022, 11:15 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 29: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon is interviewed after defeating Junior Dos Santos of Brazil by TKO in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Target Center on June 29, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Francis Ngannou is one of the most entertaining fighters in the UFC right now. His incredible striking ability has made him a star and fans can always expect a knockout when ‘The Predator’ gets into the octagon. The fighter is the reigning UFC heavyweight champion and stands fourth in the UFC men’s pound for pound rankings.

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Recently, there have been many rumors going around that Francis Ngannou will not be resigning his contract with the UFC. He is currently at the end of his current contract deal and has just a few fights left on it.

Ngannou addressed this matter in a recent interview with DAZN Boxing and made his intentions clear about a possible bout against Tyson Fury.

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In the interview, Francis was asked about the possibility of him taking on Tyson Fury. To that, he said,” I do believe that that fight will happen. I think Tyson Fury wants that fight to happen too. So eventually it’ll happen, at some point. I can’t tell specifically when for sure. But, for sure, it’s gonna happen, since we both are willing to make that fight happen.”

Both fighters are extremely powerful heavyweights and are extremely entertaining knockout artists. A fight against Tyson Fury will most likely earn Ngannou more money than he has ever made in a single fight in his professional career. It is very possible that Ngannou will let go of a UFC contract to make this fight happen.

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What’s next for Francis Ngannou?

Francis Ngannou will be taking on his former teammate Ciryl Gane in the highly anticipated event of UFC 270. The event is taking place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon reacts after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Ngannou and Gane go back a long way and there is a lot of animosity that is going to be settled in this fight at UFC 270. The two fighters will fight to unify the UFC heavyweight championship title.

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Who do you think will walk away with the win at UFC 270? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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