Francis Ngannou Reveals Fight Offer Post-Tyson Fury Is On The Table, Claims Deontay Wilder Bout Has Been Discussed

Ngannou isn't short on options, as expected.

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(via @francisngannou - Instagram)

Ex-UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou already has a fight offer lined up after his split decision loss to Tyson Fury.

Ngannou almost pulled off a massive upset over “The Gypsy King,” and many even feel “The Predator” deserved to have his hand raise at the end of the night. Ngannou took on WBC heavyweight champion Fury in a 10-round non-title boxing match. While Ngannou was a massive betting underdog, he threw the kitchen sink at Fury, and even dropped him.

Despite the close decision loss, Francis Ngannou’s stock has never been higher. He now has buzz not just in the MMA world, but in boxing as well.

Francis Ngannou Already Has Fight Offer

Ngannou recently appeared on “The MMA Hour” to speak with Ariel Helwani. During the show, Helwani asked “The Predator” if he prefers to fight in MMA or boxing next. Ngannou responded by revealing a fight offer is already on the table.

“Hey, combination,” Ngannou said. “I’m competing in both. The next one, I don’t really know. They get some proposal that I talk with my team, and we’re gonna give them a response earlier. We definitely think about that offer and we’re gonna respond soon.”

Ngannou did not say what the offer was, but he did make it clear that he still plans on honoring his PFL MMA contract.

“When I signed the PFL deal, I knew that I could box,” Ngannou said. “It wasn’t something that I was doubting, and now I’m still in the same mindset and I still intend to fight in MMA.”

Francis Ngannou vs. Deontay Wilder In MMA

Separate from the fight offer previously mentioned, Francis Ngannou claimed that former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is training in MMA. While nothing is set in stone, Ngannou claimed a possible fight with Wilder in MMA has been discussed.

“I think that’s a good idea,” Ngannou said. “In fact, we have spoken about that. That has been in the discussion. So, that’s something that can potentially happen. Deontay Wilder for a little while now has been training MMA because there’s an option here. Nothing is set, but it’s been something coming to my attention. That’s something that makes sense.”

Here’s a clip of Ngannou talking about a potential clash with Wilder:

Published on October 30, 2023 at 3:30 pm
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