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Fabricio Werdum shares detailed prediction for Ciryl Gane vs Francis Ngannou title fight

UFC veteran Fabricio Werdum has given his thoughts on what will go down between Ciryl Gane and Francis Ngannou at UFC 270. In January, we’ll finally see Ciryl Gane and …read more

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Why (and how) Fabricio Werdum sees Ciryl Gane beating Francis Ngannou at UFC 270

Fabricio Werdum thinks the UFC will soon have a new undisputed heavyweight champion.
Werdum, a former UFC heavyweight champ himself, believes Ciryl Gane will defeat Francis Ngannou in their championship bout …read more

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Ngannou Forgets Ex-Teammate’s Name : ‘You Trained 4 Years Together’

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While former teammates Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane aren’t set to fight until January 22nd at UFC 270, Ngannou has …read more

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Quote: Israel Adesanya & Francis Ngannou Could Learn From Conor McGregor

Bobby Lashley believes Israel Adesanya and Francis Ngannou could stand to learn a thing or two from Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor has long ago cemented himself as the biggest star the …read more

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Stipe Miocic Shoots Down Speculations Of Retirement

Stipe Miocic has no plans of retiring anytime soon.

After Miocic lost his heavyweight title to Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 many wondered what would be next for the Cleveland native. …read more

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Francis Ngannou feels UFC created backstage scene with Ciryl Gane

Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane shared an awkward moment backstage at UFC 268. However, the undisputed champ doesn’t believe it happened naturally. When walking out to find his seat to …read more

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Francis Ngannou admits he avoided someone in viral backstage video – but it wasn't Ciryl Gane

According to UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, he doesn’t have an issue with his former teammate and next opponent Ciryl Gane.
With that in mind, Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) feels …read more

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Francis Ngannou believes UFC set up viral backstage Ciryl Gane scene: ‘They were waiting for me’

As UFC 270 approaches, one viral clip in particular is guaranteed to be a major part of the marketing blitz for Francis Ngannou’s title unification bout against Ciryl Gane.
The …read more

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UFC 270 poster released featuring heavyweight champions Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane

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Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane are putting it all on the line on the UFC’s first pay-per-view of …read more

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UFC 270 official poster highlighted by Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane heavyweight title unification bout

Francis Ngannou will look to unify the heavyweight titles when he takes on his former training partner.
Heavyweight champion Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) meets interim champ Ciryl Gane (10-0 MMA, 7-0 …read more

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Stipe Miocic down to welcome Jon Jones to the heavyweight division

Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic wants his next fight to be a trilogy against Francis Ngannou or to welcome Jon Jones to the heavyweight division.

Jones relinquished his light …read more

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Stipe Miocic: ‘I think I deserved a trilogy fight with Francis Ngannou’

Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was defeated by Francis Ngannou in his last outing, losing by knockout at UFC 260 in March.

Miocic holds a win over Ngannou. …read more

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Stipe Miocic disappointed he wasn’t asked to fight for interim title, wants Ngannou trilogy or Jones next

Stipe Miocic was disappointed he wasn’t asked to fight for the interim heavyweight title. Miocic said after his KO loss to Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 to lose his heavyweight …read more

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Stipe Miocic upset he wasn’t asked to fight for interim title, targeting Jon Jones or Francis Ngannou trilogy next 

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Stipe Miocic wasn’t planning on competing again during 2021, but he still would have appreciated some consideration when the UFC suddenly …read more

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Ngannou Working With GLORY Kickboxing Champion Ahead Of UFC 270

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou isn’t pulling punches when it comes to his preparation for his UFC 270 clash against Ciryl Gane.

Ngannou will fight Gane on Jan. 22 on the …read more

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Franny Enlists GLORY Champ For Gane Warfare

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UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is now training with Rico Verhoeven, which makes me think of that biblical proverb that claims iron sharpens iron. …read more

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Francis Ngannou's team brings in GLORY heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven to prepare for UFC 270

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is now training with one of the best strikers on the planet ahead of his title unification bout.
At UFC 270, Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) will …read more

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Fernand Lopez reveals cause of split with Francis Ngannou at MMA Factory: ‘This is crazy’

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For Fernand Lopez, there were a series of episodes between he and Francis Ngannou that led …read more

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Coach claims Francis Ngannou advised UFC officials not to sign former teammate Ciryl Gane

According to Fernand Lopez, Francis Ngannou once advised the UFC that Ciryl Gane wasn’t quite ready to sign for the promotion. At UFC 270, Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane will …read more

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Ciryl Gane: Francis Ngannou always had the skills, but his mindset is what evolved

Ciryl Gane thinks Francis Ngannou’s recent improvements have been in his mindset more than his physical skills.
Gane (10-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) said Ngannou always had those championship-caliber abilities when training …read more

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Ngannou’s old coach goes after champ for not thanking him

Fernand Lopez cornering Francis Ngannou at UFC 220. | Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Fernand Lopez spoke about his issues with …read more

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Ciryl Gane reacts after receiving the cold shoulder from Francis Ngannou at UFC 268

Ciryl Gane has reacted after receiving the cold shoulder from former teammate and fellow heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou at UFC 268. Gane (10-0 MMA) and Ngannou (16-3 MMA) are set …read more

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Coach: ‘Naive’ Ciryl Gane frustrated by Francis Ngannou snubbing teammate, but not surprised

Fernand Lopez looked at the UFC staffer’s phone and noticed it was shaking. Francis Ngannou had just walked by backstage at UFC 268 and appeared to ignore them.
Lopez realized the …read more

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Gane On Backstage Ngannou Snub At UFC 268: “Why? Just Why?”

Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane has commented on Francis Ngannou’s decision to avoid an interaction with “Bon Gamin” and his team backstage at UFC 268 last weekend.

Gane, who trains …read more

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Gane Reacts To Ngannou’s Cold Shoulder, ‘It’s A Bit Of A Shame’

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Just a few days ago, a clip circled the web of Francis Ngannou walking past former team mate …read more

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Ciryl Gane isn't sure why Francis Ngannou snubbed him backstage at UFC 268: ‘It was not necessary’

You could cut the tension with a knife when Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane crossed paths backstage at UFC 268.
The former teammates will square off to unify the heavyweight title …read more

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Francis Ngannou Shades Ciryl Gane In Backstage Encounter At UFC 268

A rivalry is really starting to form between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane.

This is not something that has been the case for long, but Ngannou has gone on record to …read more

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Francis Ngannou completely ignores Ciryl Gane backstage at UFC 268 (Video)

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou completely ignored interim champion Ciryl Gane when they encountered each other backstage at UFC 268. Gane won the interim heavyweight title back at UFC 265 …read more

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UFC will unify the heavyweight titles when reigning division kingpin Francis Ngannou goes to war with interim titleholder Ciryl Gane atop the UFC 270 …read more

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UFC 270 fight card: Ngannou vs. Gane headlines event with two title fights

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A UFC heavyweight title unifier between undisputed champ Francis Ngannou and interim titleholder Ciryl Gane is official for UFC 270 …read more

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Ngannou ‘forced’ to keep extending contract, demands ‘termination date’

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Francis Ngannou refuses to sign a new UFC deal until he gets better terms. UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is …read more

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Why Francis Ngannou’s toughest opponent is a UFC contract

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If UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou wants to fight out his contract he’ll face some difficult hurdles. Over the years, …read more

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Francis Ngannou not as excited about fighting Ciryl Gane over Jon Jones

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou says he is not as excited about fighting interim champ Ciryl Gane over superstar Jon Jones. Ngannou knocked out former champ Stipe Miocic back at …read more

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Ngannou says Gane matchup ‘not on the level of a Jon Jones fight’

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou speaks to the press following his knockout victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Francis Ngannou Shares Root Cause Of Issues With The UFC

UFC heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou says his failure to accept a low-ball contract is at the heart of his issues with the UFC.

Ngannou will defend his heavyweight title for the …read more

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MMA SQUARED: Ngannou and Diaz are in limbo. Time to end UFC contract secrecy

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There ain’t no billion dollar back room bonuses. It’s 20% or sit …read more

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Teddy Atlas shares his thoughts on a potential Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou super fight

Boxing analyst Teddy Atlas shared his thoughts on a potential Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou super fight in the boxing ring. Atlas is a boxing legend in his own right …read more

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Francis Ngannou shares two “dream opponents” that he would have enjoyed fighting in their prime

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou shared two “dream opponents” that he would have enjoyed fighting in their prime. Ngannou (16-3 MMA) is set to defend his belt against current interim …read more

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Francis Ngannou Losing Hope That Jon Jones Fight Will Ever Happen

It seems that we might not get Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones after all.

A potential fight between Ngannou and Jones has been the talk of the town since “The …read more

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Teddy Atlas: Francis Ngannou 'better not get himself into a fire fight' with Ciryl Gane at UFC 270

Legendary boxing trainer Teddy Atlas thinks Francis Ngannou needs to be wary of how he approaches Ciryl Gane.
Heavyweight champion Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) will fights interim champ Gane (10-0 …read more

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Francis Ngannou: The UFC is trying to discredit me

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou speaks to the press following his knockout victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Ciryl Gane not scared of Francis Ngannou’s KO power ahead of UFC 270

UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane says that he is not scared of Francis Ngannou’s KO power ahead of their title fight at UFC 270. Gane won the interim heavyweight …read more

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Morning Report: Ciryl Gane not worried about Francis Ngannou’s power in their title fight: ‘This is not scaring me’

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Early next year, interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane will look to rest the title of “Baddest Man on …read more

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Francis Ngannou unhappy having to borrow money for training camp

Francis Ngannou has a very strong claim to being ‘the baddest man on the planet’ and he wants to get paid accordingly. The UFC heavyweight champion will defend his belt …read more

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Francis Ngannou Accuses The UFC Of Discrediting & Sabatoging Him

Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou believes the UFC machine is not behind him.

After seizing heavyweight gold from Stipe Miocic’s grasp in March, the world has been waiting for the next …read more

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Francis Ngannou accuses UFC of trying to ‘discredit’ him: ‘Just do the interim without sabotaging me’

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Francis Ngannou isn’t happy with how the UFC has portrayed him in his absence.
The reigning UFC heavyweight champion — and unanimous …read more

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Gane Looks To Model Fury’s Win Over Wilder In Upcoming Ngannou Fight

UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane is hoping to follow in the footsteps of WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury when he meets Francis Ngannou at UFC 270.

As …read more

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Sources: Ngannou-Gane set for UFC 270 in Jan.

Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will make his first title defense against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in January, sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. …read more

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Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane heavyweight title unification bout targeted for UFC 270

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A heavyweight title unification bout is being targeted for UFC 270 on Jan. 22 as reigning champion Francis Ngannou is …read more

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Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane title unification bout in the works for UFC 270 on Jan. 22

The UFC heavyweight title is expected to be unified at the first pay-per-view event of 2022.
Reigning heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) will meet interim champ Ciryl Gane …read more

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