ESPN correspondent Ariel Helwani reported that Francis NGANNOU rejected the fight that the UFC leader suggested to him.
According to reports, the new ruler of the UFC heavyweight division received an offer to fight Derrick Lewis as early as June 12, but did not accept it because the battle would arrive soon.
On March 28, Ngannou awarded Miočić the title in the second round of the brutal knockout round, and immediately announced that he wanted to fight the former lightweight champion Jon Jones. However, Jones (Jones) had a financial conflict in the battle with the UFC. Jones even asked the UFC to terminate the contract so that he could pursue a career in another organization.
Therefore, UFC chose Lewis as the next opponent, but the date was not suitable for Ngannou.
Cameroonians want to avenge Lewis to defeat Louis in 2018, but he is not suitable for the next battle within two and a half months after the overthrow of Mijoch.
Then, Lewis and Ngannou fought one of the worst fights in heavyweight history and hardly found any serious blows. Finally, Lewis celebrated with the judge’s decision.
Helwani believes that the UFC hopes to shock Jones with this offer and tell him to disagree with his extortion.
An ESPN reporter predicted that if Jones and the Cameroonians did not reach an agreement, Lewis and Nganu would fight in the summer or next fall.