Cameroonian fighter Francis Ngannou is Stipe Miocic's next heavyweight title challenger. It was Dana White, the president of the UFC, who announced it.
Two years. This is how long it takes for Francis Ngannou to once again become a contender for the UFC's top title. While Jon Jones wanted to take the place, the president of the UFC, Dana White ruled at the press conference of the Contenders Series this week.
“No, he can't walk past Francis. “Francis has earned his place. If you think about it, when was Francis last fighter for the title in Boston? He faced Stipe in Boston in 2018. He's been scrapped for two years now and he deserves a chance. “
Dana White's primary desire for Jon Jones would be to have him fight Brock Lesnar. Indeed, it seems that the fighter has not renewed his contract with the WWE, the wrestling federation. The latter has also withdrawn all merchandising concerning Brock Lesnar.
The best option for Jon Jones
For the UFC president, this title alternative for Jon Jones seems like the best option. Jon Jones didn't find an equal in the lower category, so having him fight Brock Lesnar, an experienced fighter, as an entry point is a good thing, and he says it himself. “I spoke to TMZ about this fight today, and I told them, if the two of them want to face each other, then I'm sure this is a fight the fans will want to see. It would be a good introduction for Jon Jones in the heavyweight division. So yes, if they want to do it, I will. “
Regarding Francis Ngannou, if he wins facing Stipe Miocic, he would win his first real title, he who is used to the honorary title of “performance of the evening”.
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