UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has gained a lot of attention and admiration in 2021. A large shadow looms over his future – in an attempt to strongarm the UFC Ngannou enlisted former employe from a rival agency CAA Marquel Martin. Part of the strategy for the 35 year old is insisting to have an option to box in future whether he stays with the UFC or not.
One of the men that was mentioned as a possible opponent is definitely interested. Tyson Fury would like to try and snack on The Predator.
Ngannou previously said he’d like to try fighting boxing legends such as Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He also wishes for the UFC contract to allow him to fight outside the UFC. Hearing about this, Tyson Fury took to his Twitter account and posted a picture of him and Ngannou.
“Who would like to see me fight this beast boxing rules ufc gloves?” Wrote Fury in the caption. The British boxer is interested in fighting in hybrid combat sports.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) January 6, 2022
Ngannou responded to that tweet by switching the rules, “How about MMA rules with boxing gloves? I can do you that favor.”
Fury then replied, “You want to come into my world calling me & Wilder out to a boxing match. What I can guarantee is you would be knocked out & also paid your highest purse to be so! So have a think.”
Francis Ngannou then accepted the terms and is willing to fight Tyson Fury. However, the fight needs to wait as Ngannou has to focus on the challenger Cyril Gane at UFC heavyweight title fight on January 22.
“After I handle business on Jan. 22, I’ll fight you under any special ruleset you want. In a ring, an octagon, or a phone booth.” wrote Ngannou.
After I handle business on Jan. 22 I'll fight you under any special rule set you want. In a ring, an octagon or a phone booth. https://t.co/twRhBnFwwH
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) January 6, 2022
Francis Ngannou might be a tough opponent for Tyson Fury. The Cameroonian is a scary striker with 12 knockout wins out of his 16 total wins. He also finished the 4 fights before his title fight with an early knockout. Ngannou has gone 11-2 since he joined the UFC in December 2015.