Recent PFL (Professional Fighters League) acquisition, Francis Ngannou has questioned why former boss, UFC president, Dana White has such a personal problem with him – after departing the Octagon back in January of this year.
Ngannou, a former undisputed heavyweight champion under the banner of the promotion, exited the UFC following the completion of his contractual obligations with the organization back in December of last year.
Weighing up his fighting future in the time since, Ngannou confirmed his lucrative move to the PFL last week, ahead of a return to professional mixed martial arts competition next year, however, will make a long-awaited professional boxing move later this annum to boot.
Reacting to comments from the aforenoted, White – who questioned how Ngannou’s move to the Peter Murray-led promotion made sense, the Batié native wondered why the UFC leader had such a personal gripe with him.
“What is your problem with me,” Francis Ngannou tweeted. “I completed my contract, was a free agent, and chose to walk away, you didn’t release me. I hate taking risks? That’s why i defended my title to fulfill my contract with no ACL or MCL?”
“The reason I fought three times in three years is because you wanted to control my deal and signs a new one,” Francis Ngannou continued. “And freeze me out. “I owe these guys three fights a year.” Isn’t that what you say? What happened? I always asked for & never said no to any fight in the 3 years. I’m finally getting paid and respected, and have a deal that’s fair and dqual for all parties. Why are you so against me being free and happy?”
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