“He needs to stay within his discipline” Former Boxer Tony Bellew discourages Francis Ngannou’s boxing path ahead of possible Tyson Fury fight

Last Saturday, the UFC opted to release the then UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, who was supposed to face Jon Jones at UFC 285 to defend his title.

Due to salary disparities, neither party was able to reach a final agreement, and now everyone is speculating about what could be the next destination for the predator.

Recently, journalist Ariel Helwani created a Twitter poll asking combat sports enthusiasts where they want to see Ngannou in the future, and the majority voted for boxing.

But the former English boxer Tony Bellew didn’t like the majority’s opinion at all, as he considered that the Cameroonian would not survive in the boxing ring, and the most important was that he was the best heavyweight MMA artist right now.

“Terrible shame! He will not survive in a boxing ring against anyone of any note.. He’s the best MMA heavyweight in the world right now and he needs to stay within his discipline.. 🤞”

Now let’s find out what could be the possible next move for Francis Ngannou regarding his future.

Francis Ngannou’s future decisions


After appearing at the boxing event of Fury vs Wilder, everyone is speculating that the former UFC fighter might be seen in the boxing ring fighting against the Gypsy King and even his manager once told sky sports that he came to the USA only for boxing,

“Francis is very serious about boxing—that was his first dream. That’s what he left Africa to learn how to do. Not MMA.”

Francis Ngannou UFC Release 2023


According to Bellew’s suggestion, if the predator decides to stay in the MMA arena, the PFL could be a good option to go with because they are aggressively signing free agents, especially big-name players; they even recently signed YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul.


The second-most popular MMA promotion would really be willing to pay higher wages to the 36-year-old because of his astonishing performance on the octagon; last February, Bellator’s president Scott Coker even expressed his desire to sign Ngannou.


Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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