Francis Ngannou and UFC President Dana White couldn’t agree and as a result, the Predator decided to walk away from the promotion and relinquish his heavyweight title in December last year. Following his departure from the UFC, rumors were circulating that a super fight against Tyson Fury could take place this year.
Because both Fury and Ngannou shook hands last May after The Gypsy King’s win over Gillian White and agreed to fight each other. Moreover, the two fighters have shared their common interest to fight in a special rule match.
However, it seems highly unlikely that this clash of the titans would take place anytime soon as no concrete reports have been disclosed. As of now, The Gypsy King is focused on fighting Oleksandr Usyk, and after their fight broke down, the commission might make it mandatory for Fury to defend his belt.
Chael Sonnen wants Francis Ngannou to get over the Tyson Fury boxing match
Former UFC and Bellator star Chael Sonnen shed some light on the matchup between Francis and Tyson Fury and shared his opinion in an interview with MMA Junkie. While having a conversation with MMA Junkie’s Gorgeous George and Zoze, Sonnen said that Ngannou made a big mistake by leaving the UFC and claims that Fury made an April fool’s joke.
“Let me put this in perspective for you. This is a very big deal. Three days ago was April 1st, and they put out an April 1st joke. Tyson Fury pulled out an April 1st joke on social media that he and Francis was done and they are fighting in Wembley on May 15. Tyson Fury made a joke. Francis [Ngannou] has changed his whole life.”
Chael Sonnen also added that “He’s got to get some cold water. He has to wake up, and he needs to call back his boss.”
The former UFC star believes that Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones is still the biggest fight in the UFC and The Predator should decline all the lucrative offers from other MMA organizations like PFL and One championship and compete in the UFC once again.
Despite the wishes of Chael and most of the MMA community, Ngannou’s return seems highly unlikely considering the former champion left on bad terms with the UFC President.