Francis Ngannou has been urged by Tyson Fury to make the change to boxing and ‘come see the Gypsy King’ as the UFC Heavyweight Champion ponders his subsequent profession go.
Ngannou’s earn more than Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 — pocketing him $USD600,000 — marked the past fight on his current deal with the business.
It arrives as the Cameroonian star has been at loggerheads with the UFC not long ago, revealing he’s no for a longer time eager to struggle for $500,000 or $600,000 and required a boxing crossover designed into his next agreement.
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Incorporating to the dispute was UFC manager Dana White 2 times snubbing Ngannou soon after beating Gane, not presenting him the title then skipping the article-struggle press conference.
And Fury, who reportedly attained $USD27 million for his trilogy fight towards Deontay Wilder very last yr, termed for Ngannou to get in the boxing ring with him for a worthwhile crossover battle.
Meanwhile, Youtuber-turned-boxing star Jake Paul, who’s approximated to have manufactured $USD30 million from his 3 fights in 2021, has ripped the UFC and termed for White to ‘pay fighters more’.
In distinction, all fighters from UFC 270 had been reportedly paid out $USD1.8 million in complete, some $USD48.2 million ($A66m) considerably less than Fury and Paul designed collectively from their respective bouts.
UFC fighters aren’t authorized to battle exterior the advertising until given a special exemption, making the 35-year old’s Ngannou’s up coming transfer interesting.
‘The Predator’ at the UFC 270 press convention once more reiterated his long term was up in the air.
“It’s been a extended time I’ve been pondering about my long term in the firm. So nothing at all has adjusted. I’m nonetheless in the very same position,” he said.
“I’ve been going to the UFC a good deal so I’d sort of like fatigued all my options.”