Francis Ngannou wanted to emulate Conor McGregor, which ultimately resulted in the UFC release of the former heavyweight champion. Only McGregor, who is a UFC fighter, has competed in a crossover boxing match; Ngannou was not given the same option.
Ngannou recently discussed the specifics of his offer to the UFC that was rejected on a special episode of The MMA Hour. McGregor advised “The Predator” to get the best representation for himself, which effectively entails a management change.
Marquel Martin, the former manager of Ngannou, severed connections with CAA as they began concentrating on Hollywood. Ngannou was briefly represented by Martin, however “The Predator” was without a management during the last few days of his fruitless contract discussions with the UFC.
Francis Ngannou claims to be “at peace” with his decision
Francis Ngannou allegedly declined an offer that would have made him the highest-paid heavyweight in UFC history, according to head of the promotion Dana White. The Predator, however, refused to take such generalisations seriously and insisted that he was unaware of any previous heavyweight contracts in UFC history.
Ngannou acknowledged making a list of other demands, such as access to healthcare and sponsorships, but did not anticipate that all of them would be satisfied. However, the talks fell through since it seemed like none of his requests were taken into account by the UFC.
The former UFC champion felt in a position to make a statement that would have an impact on history after accomplishing more than he could have ever imagined. The 36-year-old admitted on The MMA Hour that he seems content with his choice: