UFC 265: Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou disapproves Dana White’s Interim title idea: Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will clearly have his eyes on UFC 265, the host to the first-ever Interim heavyweight championship. However, ‘The Predator’ doesn’t seem to have liked the idea of unifying that strap later with his title. While several fans have preferred the idea and have already compared UFC’s stance with boxing organizations, Francis Ngannou has opposed it all.
Prior to UFC 265, Ngannou accused the promotion of not offering him a viable contender. Meanwhile, he demeaned the Interim strap and shed opinion on why it has nothing to do with a crossover unification fight.
In a conversation with MMA on Sirius XM, Francis Ngannou talked about the whole scenario and said, “I heard something today like it’s going to be like the IBF and WBC unified title. No there’s not a unified title. It’s one promotion, it’s one belt. The UFC belt.”
“It’s not like it has a different name like the PFC coming to challenge the UFC, then we talk about unify the belt. I am at the point where, when it comes to me, nothing good is coming my way it looks like.”
UFC 265: Meanwhile, UFC 265 live will clearly stage an opponent for Francis Ngannou. It seems that former champion Stipe Miocic will have to prove his worth once again before getting a title shot. So, either Ciryl Gane or Derrick Lewis will be facing Francis Ngannou for the heavyweight gold next.
After beating Miocic for the belt, Ngannou saw sheer heights of success inside and outside the cage. Moreover, he has been receiving call-outs from the boxing world. Hence, the Cameroonian fighter seems to be demanding his worth.
UFC 265 Live:- A battle to meet Francis Ngannou
Despite putting gold on the line at UFC, the actual world title still belongs to Francis Ngannou. Hence, the Interim title will just be a ticket to meet ‘The Predator’. But that doesn’t curb the upcoming PPV’s potential to shock the fans.
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Fight Details: UFC 265 main-event
Time: Prelims will begin at 3:30 AM (IST)
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