“I Think That’s What They Expected to Happen”- Randy Couture Believes UFC and Dana White Wanted Francis Ngannou to Lose

“I Think That’s What They Expected to Happen”- Randy Couture Believes UFC and Dana White Wanted Francis Ngannou to Lose

Randy Couture, Francis Ngannou

Randy Couture looked back at his circumstances with the UFC when he left the organization as the champion back in 2005. Couture also indicated his thought about the relationship between the UFC and UFC HW champion Francis Ngannou.

Randy Couture on Ariel Helwani’s show MMA Hour has shared what happened with the UFC and how this relates to Ngannou’s situation that’s going on right now. Couture left the UFC in order to pursue a fight with the best HW of that time Fedor Emelianenko.

Couture explains the legal battles Ngannou could face leaving the UFC.

Ngannou was on his last fight on of the UFC contract when he fought Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. The UFC tried to resign Ngannou on several occasions but the Predator was looking for something else. Couture hinted that the UFC wanted Ngannou to lose the belt.

Couture said, “He [Dana Whtite] didn’t show up in that cage to put that belt around his heavyweight champion, he didn’t show up to post-fight press conference and there’s a reason for that and he can say whatever he wants but it’s because he was sincerely hoping that Francis would not win that fight and he wouldn’t have to deal with Francis.”

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Similar to Randy Couture, Francis Ngannou wants Freedom in his UFC contract not money

Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou has not resigned his UFC contract before the Stipe Miocic rematch and before the Ciryl Gane fight. The money offered on those deals enticed Ngannou but the terms of the contract are something he is not happy with. Ngannou revealed that he has more than seven millions dollar by refusing to sign these two deals.

Ngannou also added that it is not the money he is going after but the fact that the UFC has constantly disrespected him. Ngannou wants the terms on the contract to give him the opportunity to take boxing fights and not ask for permission for every move they move.

Ngannou said, “I might be down at least 7 million that I let on the table. But I’m still happy with my 600 [thousand].” Later he said, “Freedom doesn’t work with money, you give up one for one.”

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