The UFC has been at a nasty standstill with their heavyweight champion, Ngannou, for a minute now. With no end in sight, questions have arisen. Will he leave? Will he sit out? Will the UFC play ball? Will the UFC pay him like a superstar? Will they let him box Tyson Fury?
Ex-UFC fighter Kevin Lee who is managed by the same management company, CAA, believes Ngannou and the UFC will come to terms.
“They will come to a resolution with the UFC,” Lee told MiddleEasy. “Whether it’s getting a better deal with the UFC because of the boxing deals out there or they’ll let the man actually fulfill his dream and go box. He’s not hurting anybody and he’s not doing anything wrong. Let the man work do what he’s doing. I just hope it comes to a clean resolution and do what they do.”
‘Big Stuff Will Come Out Of This’
The former UFC interim lightweight challenger hopes the UFC won’t ruin his career along the way, but he is hopeful something legal will come of it.
“I hope honestly that it gets resolved sooner than later,” Lee added. “I hope they don’t ruin this man’s career by making sit on the side or however, they are going to try and do it. I don’t think they have much legal standpoint, but I think a lot of big stuff will come out of this.”
“I think we will finally get some laws that end up getting passed and some protection for us as fighters in one way or another.”
UFC President Dana White said that he and Ngannou had dinner before the champion left for home and said it was positive. Ngannou is also scheduled for knee surgery for his torn ACL.
Lee is scheduled to face Diego Sanchez in the main event of Eagle FC 46 on March 11. He says that he will be making more than some champions in the UFC when he steps into the cage in March.
Is Lee making more money than Ngannou? We have no idea. We’ll get back to you on that.