UFC CEO Dana White has reacted to the shocking performance from Francis Ngannou in his bout with Tyson Fury.
Ngannou stunned the boxing world, going the distance and nearly defeating Fury in his own sport. Ngannou dropped Fury during the fight, and many believe he should’ve had his hand raised when the judges’ score totals were read. Instead, Fury was awarded the split decision victory.
In the aftermath of the boxing match, many have waited for Dana’s response, since the UFC and Ngannou parted ways earlier this year. White’s response may surprise you.
Dana White Has Surprising Reaction to Francis Ngannou’s Controversial Loss to Tyson Fury
Appearing as a guest on “Triggered with Donald Trump Jr.,” UFC CEO Dana White actually gave Francis Ngannou credit for his efforts.
“I didn’t see the fight, but the fact that he went 10 rounds with Tyson Fury is crazy,” White admitted. “So, if you look at, he just went 10 rounds with Tyson Fury, Conor made it nine or 10 with Floyd, Anthony Pettis just beat Roy Jones Jr., I know Roy’s freakin’ 60 years old or whatever, but I mean I don’t know what the hell is going on. It’s crazy. I didn’t see the fight, but the fact that he went 10 rounds is unbelievable.”
As far as whether or not Ngannou’s exit hurts the UFC, White made it clear that fighters simply come and go.
“I don’t care,” White said. “Listen, these guys, at some point everybody’s gonna move on and everybody has to do what’s right for them and make money for their families. So, whatever they gotta do, they gotta do.”
While Dana gave “The Predator” his due, the UFC boss feels only one man is worthy of being called the best fighter on the planet.
“The best fighter in the world and the best fighter ever is Jon Jones,” White said.
Here is Dana White’s full appearance on “Triggered with Donald Trump Jr.:”