Francis Ngannou leaves UFC after contract negotiations cease, according to Dana White’s post fight press conference following UFC Vegas 67. In the press conference, Dana announced that the discussions could go no further as they offered him the highest heavyweight pay of all time and he still wasn’t interested, citing issues with freedom in the new UFC agreement.
The announcement comes on the heels of rumors that Francis Ngannou is entertaining offers from the PFL. The PFL recently signed Jake Paul as a fighter/promoter and the move to possibly secure Francis Ngannou makes for some very entertaining possibilities.
With the announcement comes changes to the upcoming UFC 285, which was Jones vs Ngannou. That fight is off the table, obviously, so the UFC brass has shifted to pit the return of Jon Jones to face the #1 UFC heavyweight Ciryl Gane for the now vacated UFC Heavyweight title.
As for the current UFC heavyweight champion, the options are out there and the PFL has already had rumors buzzing about adding the phenom to their rosters. Fight fans may have lost the opportunity to see Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou but hopefully his future remains bright and we get to see him in the cage soon.
Hopefully, the UFC will not have as many problems filling this vacated title as they have with the light-heavyweight title vacated by Jiri Prochazka after a shoulder injury occurred in training. Jones and Gane will definitely do everything in their power to stop that outcome.
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