Francis Ngannou Excited For Jon Jones Vs. Ciryl Gane, But The ‘Undisputed’ Winner Will Mean Nothing
The two are scheduled to fight in March.
The former UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou previews Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane title fight but only after giving a reality check to the fans.
The Cameroonian international was finally released from the UFC after a lengthy and futile arbitration with the company’s stakeholders. In the aftermath, UFC president Dana White announced that the vacant heavyweight belt would be up for grabs, and it will be between Jones and Gane.
The former light heavyweight titlist, Jones, will be making his highly anticipated return straight into a title bout against the French powerhouse, Gane.
While Ngannou is no longer with the UFC, his wish of fighting a cross-over boxing match is closer to reality now as the WBC champion Tyson Fury has called him out for a boxing throwdown in near future.
In the meanwhile, Ngannou has expressed his excitement about the upcoming fight between Jones and his former teammate Gane but added that none of the involved fighters deserves to have the credentials of the undisputed.
“I want to share my excitement for the heavyweight fight between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane,” Ngannou said.
“It’s going to be a very exciting fight. I’m going to be watching that fight. But we all know the term undisputed means nothing here. Yes, it really means nothing. But I will still be excited watching that fight.”
Ngannou also derived the attention of the audience to the fact that despite his absence from the UFC, there is no denying that he is currently the best heavyweight mixed martial artist.
“Remember, they’re going to be saying a lot of things,” Ngannou stated.
“They’re going to be trying to bash me, devalue me. But no matter what, you have to remember who the real king is. The best heavyweight in the world. I’m the best heavyweight in the world, and I don’t care what they say out there. Hey, man. I’m the man, you know? I’m the best, I’m the king.”