Im not so sure he does. Whilst he wont beat any top 20 boxers (probably not even top 50 really), he could make a ton in 4-6 rounders while "building up" then get a cash out fight for even bigger moneyHappy that Francis won. He deserves to be champ for a while.
Gane was a terrible match up for him, but he managed to get it done ugly.
I think most other people in the division Francis will walk through. Especially with a fully healed knee.
I'm confident he will re-sign with the UFC eventually. As Ariel says, history shows that few fighters actually walk away from the UFC at the peak of their powers. The deals get made.
Isn't there something in the contract that say a champion automatically has to stay with the UFC for 12 months or something?Francis will not stay in ufc. He's a good dude.. a respectful guy.
Go make a shipload of coin while you can. Even if it's only from one or two fights.
Isn't there something in the contract that say a champion automatically has to stay with the UFC for 12 months or something?
Of course he would.Ill probably watch it still. But francis would get embarassed by fury, Gane avoided him easily and Fury can lean on Ngannou and clinch him. He wouldnt be able to move by the 5th round.
Champion out of contract and the UFC is so pissed of with him that the president didn't even turn up to hand him his beltHow are we already talking about interims haha
The UFC offered Ngannou more than 600k on his new contract mate, the money wasnt the issue. Its that he wants to be under contract with the UFC and also have a boxing fight.I dont think anyone is going to pay to see a boxing match between Fury and a guy who got out-struck by Cyril Gane
However would Bellator get close to Francis' UFC pay of 600k a fight, Add the sponsors and maybe the agreement he can try to box Fury it might be worth holding out till december