Francis Ngannou claims he’s sick of the “machete” on fighters’ throats in his latest Dana White rant.
The feud between the UFC world heavyweight champion and the company’s president seems to be worsening by the day.
Ngannou felt so aggrieved by his contract situation that he threatened to leave the sport entirely to fight in the squared circle instead.
But despite his intentions of competing in the ring, his contract won’t allow it. And, to make matters worse, after beating Gane, White didn’t even wrap the belt around the champion’s waist.
Matters then spiralled even further when the Cameroonian alleged that the UFC threatened to sue his agent for holding talks with Jake Paul’s manager.
With the entire situation becoming the subject of public conversation, the ferocious puncher took to his YouTube channel to set the record straight.
Francis Ngannou lashes out at Dana White
The 35-year-old claimed that Gane was “definitely” shown favouritism before their UFC 271 collision. He also believes that Dana White became “anti-Francis” in 2018 when he lost consecutive fights to Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis.
Ngannou then elaborated on why his relationship with White has become so frosty.
He explained: “This is something that they don’t like. But I have to look after myself, try to do what is best for me. There are a lot of terms in that contract that I would like changed — I don’t like them. The fact that it’s a one-way contract, means I have no guarantee.
“In the past two years, they claim to provide three fights for their fighters every year — but in the past two years, I fought twice. I could at least fight five times. And knowing that I’m counting on that to make my living, that was kind of like, I felt like I was frozen to get financial pressure, to maybe come to an agreement from what they are saying, to need them.
“So that was something that I felt, and I don’t want to get in this position anymore. If I want to give something to somebody, give me some guarantee in return.
“Like, I can sign a contract that I might not be able to fight [for] one year and have no explanation [for why] and [they] can claim anything [as the reason], because, at the end of the day, the contract says [the UFC] is the judge, the jury, and the prosecution.”
Ngannou is slowly but surely becoming a crossover star. He’s appearing in films such as Jackass Forever and selling more and more PPVs through his electrifying performances.
But if he can’t find a middle ground with the UFC soon, he may never fight in the promotion again. And that wouldn’t be good for anyone, especially not Dana White.
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