Francis Ngannou has been the center of rumors and speculations regarding his potential comeback to the organization. However, UFC President, Dana White, has recently put an end to all these rumors by stating that dealing with Ngannou is “impossible.”
Ngannou departed from UFC back in January of this year after completing his contractual obligations in December of last year. He had most recently featured in the main event of UFC 270 against Ciryl Gane, where he successfully unified the titles in a unanimous decision victory over the Frenchman in Anaheim, California.
Since then, Ngannou has been linked with potential boxing matches against former champions such as Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. However, a Tiger Muay Thai coach recently linked the Cameroonian with a move to ONE Championship.
Despite the rumors of Ngannou’s potential comeback to UFC, Dana White has categorically denied any such possibilities. In fact, he went on to say that Ngannou is “absolutely impossible to deal with” and that he will never be in UFC again.
According to White, UFC had tried to get Ngannou to resign for two years, but the knockout artist was too difficult to work with. White’s Chief Business Officer, Hunter Campbell, even tried to persuade Ngannou by having dinner with him 75 times. However, all efforts went in vain as Ngannou refused to be on board.
White told The Pat McAfee Show:
In March 2021, Ngannou minted himself as the undisputed heavyweight titleholder in a stunning rematch win over Stipe Miocic, finishing the Ohio veteran with a thunderous second-round KO at the UFC Apex facility. Despite this, his difficult behavior has cost him a place in UFC, and there seems to be no chance of his return to the organization.
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