MMA star Henry Cejudo raises concerns over PFL’s financial backing following Francis Ngannou signing

Unlike the opinion of the masses, Henry Cejudo believes that Jon Jones does not need Francis Ngannou to become the GOAT. Although fight fans around the globe were waiting for years to see a super fight between Jones and Ngannou as soon as the American fighter announced his move up to the heavyweight division.

Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou

However, the former champion’s breakdown in contract negotiations with the UFC led to him not re-signing with the company.

Consequently, everyone is deprived of this matchup. And The Predator’s recent move of signing with PFL has made any idea of a Jones vs Ngannou fight a distant dream.

Henry Cejudo shares the idea of UFC getting into cross-promotional fights after Francis Ngannou’s new deal with PFL

PFL has been making big moves this year as they have announced the signing of YouTuber turned-pro boxer Jake Paul and former heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. These big-money signings have made former UFC champion Henry Cejudo question the MMA organization’s financial prowess.

Henry Cejudo

While discussing the topic of Ngannou and Jones, Triple C said that “Where the hell is PFL getting all this money? Signing Jake Paul, signing him (Ngannou), million dollar tournaments, I know Kayla Harrison’s making crazy, crazy money as a female — the most other than Ronda Rousey and maybe even more so, the most paid women’s athlete of all-time.”

Cejudo believes that the UFC might start allowing their fighters to compete against rivals in other MMA organizations like Bellator, PFL, or One Championship. As of now, this seems highly unlikely as UFC President Dana White has downplayed any idea of cross-promotional fights. 

Do let us know in the comments section your thoughts on PFL’s spending power and whether UFC should allow their champions to compete in the super fight against other MMA organization’s fighters.

Henry Cejudo reveals that Jon Jones has moved past the idea of fighting Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous heavyweight fighters in the world. The Predator proved his punching prowess during his time in the UFC and showed his dominance in the division. On the other hand, Jon Jones took his time to build muscle and train to compete in the heavyweight division.

Unfortunately, the timing of the two fighters did not align and we are robbed of the clash of the titans. It is needless to say fight fans are drawing a comparison between the greatness of Ngannou and Jones in the heavyweight division. There are a lot of fans who have already crowned Jon Jones with the honor of the Greatest of All Time.

Meanwhile, some fight enthusiasts and fighters believe that Jonny Bones needs to defeat Ngannou to achieve that status. However, Henry Cejudo who helped Jon train for his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane gave insight into the champion’s thought process.

“Getting a chance to know Jon, I don’t think Jon really cares. I don’t think Jon needs a guy like Francis Ngannou to be able to say that he is the greatest of all-time. The reality is Jon doesn’t need any of those guys.”

Henry explains why Jon Jones wants to face Stipe Miocic next

Soon after winning the UFC heavyweight gold, Jon Jones called out Stipe Miocic for a fight. The two-weight class champion has said on many occasions that it is important for him to defeat Miocic as it helps him become the greatest-ever heavyweight champion. Former bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo approves of this matchup between Jonny Bones and Miocic.

While speaking in his recent video on his YouTube channel, Triple C explains that a win over Stipe Miocic is bigger than fighting Francis Ngannou as the former outclassed the Predator in their first matchup.

“The guy he probably does want to beat is the greatest heavyweight of all-time, his name is Stipe Miocic. At the end of the day, people will look at the credentials, people will look at the numbers, and people will see that Stipe Miocic is the baddest heavyweight on the roster in UFC history. Numbers don’t lie. As a matter of fact, he has a win over Francis Ngannou a domination that he had for five rounds.”


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