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Luke Rockhold Challenges Usman & Adesanya To Stick Up For Ngannou

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold doesn't feel Karmaru Usman and Israel Adesanya have done Francis Ngannou justice. Usman, Adesanya, and Ngannou are African UFC champions. The three have developed a bond and have supported one another. While Rockhold is seeing the love from Ngannou, he isn't so sure about...

Smith Fears That Fighter Who Beats Jon Jones Won’t Get Full Credit

Anthony Smith believes that Jon Jones sitting out isn’t doing anyone any favors.  Anthony Smith spoke about his old nemesis Jon Jones on the most recent episode of The MMA Hour. Smith, who will take on Ryan Spann on September 18th, doesn’t like Jones sitting on the sidelines as...

Dana White Losing Hope Of Ngannou/Gane Taking Place In France

UFC president Dana White has admitted that the chances of Francis Ngannou's unification fight with Ciryl Gane taking place in France are slim. A likely clash between the two heavyweight behemoths was set up after Gane's championship crowning at UFC 265 earlier this month. Against Derrick Lewis inside Houston's Toyota...

Ngannou Implies That The UFC Isn’t Looking Out For His Best Interests

Francis Ngannou says there's more than meets the eye when it comes to his UFC contract. Ngannou is the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion. With that said, "The Predator" has said he wonders if the UFC is treating him as if he is their titleholder. Ngannou and the UFC brass haven't...

Cyril Gane Reveals Time Estimate For Ngannou Unification Bout

Cyril Gane has unveiled the ideal timeframe for a title unification showdown with Francis Ngannou. Gane is the newly-minted interim UFC Heavyweight Champion. He captured the gold by defeating Derrick Lewis via third-round TKO. He's now in prime position to meet Ngannou, who is the main UFC Heavyweight Champion. Gane made...

Daniel Cormier Believes Jones, Not Ngannou, Is Gane’s Biggest Threat

Daniel Cormier believes that Jon Jones has the best chance to beat Ciryl Gane. At this moment of time, Gane is a problem for anyone in the heavyweight division. The undefeated fighter fought this past weekend, easily dispatching Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 with a third-round TKO to become the new interim...

Couture Reveals Francis Ngannou Has ‘Serious Concerns’ With UFC Contract

Randy Couture believes Francis Ngannou isn't too thrilled with how his current UFC deal is being handled. Ngannou has made it clear that he's frustrated with the UFC brass. He wasn't happy when an interim UFC Heavyweight Title fight between Ciryl Gane and Derrick Lewis was booked. Ngannou reminded the...

Ciryl Gane’s Coach Explains Initial Beef With Francis Ngannou

The head coach of Ciryl Gane, who also happens to be Francis Ngannou's former mentor, has revealed his initial problems with "The Predator." Francis Ngannou was once a part of the MMA Factory in France. There, Ngannou trained with Gane among others. Ngannou ended up leaving MMA Factory after suffering...

Francis Ngannou Coach: We Have Our Hands Full With Ciryl Gane

Francis Ngannou's coach Eric Nicksick is expecting a difficult challenge from Ciryl Gane when the Frenchman will inevitably fight Ngannou to unify the heavyweight belts. Gane (10-0) easily dispatched Derrick Lewis this past weekend at UFC 265 with a third-round TKO to become the new interim UFC heavyweight champion of...

Opening Odds For The Ngannou vs. Gane Unification Fight Revealed

UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou is not the favorite in the opening betting odds for a title unification bout against Ciryl Gane. The two behemoths have been set on a collision course after Gane's interim title crowning at UFC 265 this past weekend. In the pay-per-view's headliner, the Frenchman dominated...

Ciryl Gane Disagrees With Dana White About “Best Heavyweight” Status

After capturing the heavyweight interim belt, Cyril Gane says he’s not yet the best heavyweight in the world—flatly contradicting the opinion of Dana White.  Gane became the first French UFC champion on Saturday by defeating Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 265. The 31-year-old put on a dominant...

Francis Ngannou Reacts To Ciryl Gane’s Interim HW Title Win At UFC 265

It should come as no surprise that Francis Ngannou was among those watching the UFC 265 main event very intently. At UFC 265, Ciryl Gane cemented himself as Francis Ngannou’s first heavyweight title defense when he defeated Derrick Lewis via third-round TKO. That win has effectively set the stage for...

Dana White Hopes To Have Ngannou vs. Gane Unification Bout In France

The French now have a UFC heavyweight champion in Ciryl Gane—and Dana White says he hopes to stage a showdown between the interim champ and Francis Ngannou in France. On Saturday, Ciryl Gane became the first French UFC champion—albeit of the interim variety—by scoring a TKO victory over Derrick Lewis...

ARCHIVES: Derrick Lewis: ‘I Don’t Really Care About Some Damn Title’

Despite competing for an interim title tonight at UFC 265 with an opportunity to fight for the undisputed title after that, Derrick Lewis' stance on world titles have never been a secret. Derrick Lewis isn't striving for championship gold. Lewis is set to meet Francis Ngannou at UFC 226. The grudge...

White Says Lewis & Gane Are World’s Two Best HW’s, Ngannou Responds

UFC President Dana White has made the bold claim that Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane are “the two best heavyweights in the world" ahead of their matchup at UFC 265, and heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou was listening. Lewis and Gane will face off this Saturday in Houston, Texas for...