“Quietly admitting he ran from Jon” – Latest revelation from Francis Ngannou’s coach about UFC contract dispute sparks debate among fight fans
Coach Erik Nicksick gave some glimpses about the reason why Francis Ngannou chooses to resign from one of the greatest promotions.
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As the news already popped up in the MMA community, Francis Ngannou will not compete in the UFC soon. Many experts said that Francis Ngannou was asking for too much, which no promotion is ready to approve. But finally, Coach Eric Nicksick breaks his silence and told the fans, which they were not aware of.
Francis Ngannou has been a free agent since January, and his next fight has always been the hot topic in the MMA community. Francis last competed in UFC on January 2022 against Ciryl Gane. As Francis was already fighting with a knee injury, he later went for surgery, and in the recovery phase, he got his contract expired. When he was asked about his new contract, UFC couldn’t approve the negotiations the former champ was looking for.
The next fight for Francis Ngannou is the hottest topic in the MMA community. He has already revealed that he will compete in the boxing ring, but nothing has come up officially yet. Besides the UFC, promotions like BKFC, ONE Championship, and Bellator have taken a step back from signing the contract with “The Predator”.
After Francis Ngannou, Jon Jones captured the belt against Ciryl Gane earlier this year. For the MMA community, the only match experts and the world were expecting was between Francis Ngannou and the GOAT of UFC, Jon Jones. But that most anticipated fight may not take place any time soon. But recently, someone who is answerable to the MMA fans after Francis Ngannou came forward.
Francis Ngannou’s Coach Eric Nicksick is done with the rumors
The news spread all over the combat sports community about ONE championship didn’t finalize the deal with Francis Ngannou. After some time, Francis Ngannou comes up with the tweet where the DC Comics character (villain) Harvey Dent/Two-Face picture was posted. Francis gave it the “Some promoters man” caption.
To support his fighter Coach Eric Nicksick also came up with something which many were unaware of. As one user asked, “From who? Dana offered him $8 million per fight for 3 fights. He won’t sniff that again.” To this, Eric replied, “It wasn’t 8 million PER fight. Had he lost to Jon, his pay would’ve significantly dropped. That was one of the hang ups in resigning, he had no protection if he lost to arguably the MMA GOAT. I think there’s a lot of misinformation being tossed around….”
After this, many hateful tweets surfaced from the fans. The MMA community, which has been eagerly waiting for the comeback of Francis Ngannou, is now not supporting “the predator” in this context. Most fans were found giving judgments like, “So he was scared he was going to lose to Jon?”
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