Sean O’Malley thinks that Francis Ngannou should consider a UFC return.
It’s been only a few days since the UFC Heavyweight Champion was released from his contract and the promotion has already booked a vacant title fight between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane to fill the void that Ngannou has now left in the division.
Ngannou, who is now a free agent, isn’t short of options when it comes to his next move. There’s the PFL, Bellator, boxing and maybe even bare-knuckle boxing. However, O’Malley doesn’t like any of those choices for Ngannou as he revealed on his latest podcast.
“UFC,” O’Malley said, when asked on where Ngannou should fight next. “UFC would be… that’s just where you wanna be. That’s where you need to be. If you wanna get paid the most, get the most eyeballs. UFC.”
“Francis is the scariest motherf*cker in the world and he’s not gonna be fighting in the UFC?”
While ‘Suga’ wants to see Ngannou back in the Octagon, we might not ever see the former champion return to the promotion especially if there’s more money to be made elsewhere. Every promotion seemingly wants a piece of the free agent, including the BKFC who are already making a play.
There is also much speculation Ngannou may be headed to the PFL to compete for a million dollars.
Will we ever see Francis Ngannou return to the UFC?