The Weekly Grind – Francis Ngannou ends ‘body shot challenge’ after two hits

Twitter: @francis_ngannou What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of “The Weekly Grind.” I […]

Twitter Mailbag: On the future for Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal, and a key fight between Francis Ngannou and 15 bantamweights

Questions on your mind about recent happenings in MMA or the sport in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week it’s @John Morgan to answer your inquiries. We talked about doing a video this week, but that would probably mean I’d have to shave. I’m starting to get used to this […]

UFC champ Stipe Miocic hints he’s ready to return; Daniel Cormier, Francis Ngannou react

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has hinted that he’s ready to return, and the division’s top contenders couldn’t be happier. Miocic took to Twitter on Sunday to say that “the time has come” for him to finally defend his title, which drew a reaction from both former champion Daniel Cormier and top contender Francis Ngannou. […]

The Weekly Grind: Francis Ngannou tests his speed against boxer Ryan Garcia

Francis Ngannou and Ryan Garcia | Twitter, @Francis_Ngannou What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest […]

Dana White: Jon Jones wanted Deontay Wilder money for heavyweight fight with Francis Ngannou

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For a fight that’s not happening, Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou seems to be the only matchup anyone is talking about these days. Lately the conversation has shifted from the interest in Jones moving to heavyweight for the first time in his career to the problems that prevented the fight from […]

Dana White: Jon Jones ‘couldn’t be asking for a more absurd amount of money’ for Francis Ngannou fight

Dana White doesn’t expect Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou to take place anytime soon. Recently, Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) publicized that negotiations fell through when the UFC was unwilling to elevate his pay to move up a weight class to fight Ngannou (15-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC). In an interview with ESPN on Thursday, White […]

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier weighs in on Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou negotiations

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For a few weeks now, the MMA world has been abuzz with talks of a potential superfight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and heavyweight destroyer of worlds, Francis Ngannou, and last week, Jones met with the UFC to begin preliminary negotiations for the superfight. The negotiations did not go […]

Would Alain Ngalani fight Cameroonian ‘brother’ Francis Ngannou? ‘I’ll step in a cage with a lion if I have to’

Alain Ngalani is expected to welcome former UFC champion Vitor Belfort to ONE later this year. | ONE Championship Cameroonian heavyweight Alain Ngalani will enter the biggest fight of his MMA career when he faces Vitor Belfort in the ONE Championship cage, but wouldn’t shy away from trading hands and kicks with a compatriot. Ngalani […]

Jon Jones’ manager says Francis Ngannou matchup still a possibility: ‘It can always happen’

The prospect of a Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou superfight remains a possibility, despite the UFC’s pushback. That’s the view of Jones’ manager, Abe Kawa, who said that, despite Jones revealing the UFC had shut down the idea, the bout remains a possibility simply because fight fans will demand it. Jones and Ngannou have been […]

Jon Jones-Francis Ngannou saga should hold lesson for UFC fighters | Opinion

In many ways, Jon Jones is the Floyd Mayweather of mixed martial arts. Both are the greatest talents of their generations in their respective sports. Mayweather used an otherworldly skill set to surpass Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record, the holy grail of boxing stats. Jones is considered by many the best pound-for-pound talent MMA has ever […]

Twitter Mailbag: Jon Jones scared to fight Francis Ngannou? Wrong.

Questions on your mind about recent happenings in MMA or the sport in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week it’s @Farah_Hannoun to answer: Do you think Jon Jones would rather fight a different heavyweight than Francis Ngannou, and why is Jones scared of him? Should Tony Ferguson fight Conor McGregor next, […]

Jon Jones signals giving up on Francis Ngannou showdown after UFC declines pay increase

According to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, he took his shot in trying to negotiate a deal with the UFC for a heavyweight fight with Francis Ngannou – but he came up empty. On Thursday, Jones – who previously called a potential showdown with Ngannou a “big money fight” – went public in tweeting about […]

Jon Jones: UFC not willing to pay more for superfight with Francis Ngannou

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It appears Jon Jones’ long awaited move to heavyweight will have to wait even longer. Following several days of back and forth messages between Jones and Francis Ngannou, the light heavyweight champion sent out a message on Thursday that negotiations with the UFC came to an abrupt end when the promotion […]

Jon Jones: ‘Big old mouse’ Francis Ngannou isn’t scaring anybody

The social media fight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou continues to escalate. The two men have been engaged in a war of words since last week. Just when it seemed for a moment that things might die down, Ngannou reignited the feud Tuesday when he tagged Jones in a tweet […]

Jon Jones Vows to ‘Expose’ Francis Ngannou: ‘You Ain’t Scaring Nobody’

Jon Jones isn’t impressed by Francis Ngannou’s knockout power. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Francis Ngannou opens as betting favorite in prospective matchups with Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier

Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Francis Ngannou could have some big fights ahead of him. And if they’re booked, the oddsmakers like his chances right now. Betting site BetOnline.ag released odds for prospective matchups pitting Ngannou against Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, respectively, and “The Predator” is slightly favored against both men. Ngannou […]

Fantasy Fight Forecasting: Would Francis Ngannou knock out Jon Jones early?

In this installment of “Fantasy Fight Forecasting,” I take a look at a much talked-about potential matchup between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou. I’ll be the first to admit my pessimism toward the topic of Jones moving up to heavyweight, as I’ve long dismissed such scenarios after repeatedly getting my hopes up before. That said, […]

Francis Ngannou Opens as Favorite in Potential Bouts vs. Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier

Francis Ngannou is a slight betting favorite in potential showdowns with Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, according to oddsmaker BetOnline. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White not sold that Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou really want to fight each other

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou have been exchanging messages on social media over the past week, teasing a potential fight between them. The chatter started after Jones teased a possible move to heavyweight — a move he’s talked about for several years — and before long, he was trading shots with […]

Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones wanting Francis Ngannou ‘one of the most gangster things in the world’

Daniel Cormier can never be called Jon Jones’ biggest fan, but he admitted he respects him chasing after the heavyweight division’s most devastating knockout artist. Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC), the UFC light heavyweight champion, has flirted with the idea of heavyweight before but has created a lot of interest after discussing the possibility of […]

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