Francis Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion and current free agent, may not be returning to the UFC anytime soon.
UFC president Dana White has stated that negotiations with Ngannou are over, and that he will “never be in the UFC again.” This news comes after discussions between the two parties stalled earlier this year, leading to Ngannou’s release from the organization.
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While he has split from the UFC, Ngannou has set his sights on a significant boxing match against the likes of Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder. However, he has also expressed a desire to return to MMA in the future.
With Ngannou currently out of the picture, Stipe Miocic, another former UFC heavyweight champion, is planned to be the next opponent for current titleholder Jon Jones.
Although Ngannou may not be returning to the UFC in the near future, the world of combat sports is always full of surprises, and anything can happen.