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Morning Report: Michael Bisping debates how much money he’d need to do Jackass 4 stunt with Francis Ngannou

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As the old saying goes, everybody has a price. But for some things, that price can be pretty …read more

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'Proud' Fernand Lopez says Francis Ngannou-Ciryl Gane fight would be emotional, not personal

Despite his falling out with Francis Ngannou, Fernand Lopez can’t help but be proud to see two Frenchmen at the top of the division.
Lopez, the head coach of MMA Factory …read more

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Francis Ngannou or Ciryl Gane, Derrick Lewis says ‘I’m still getting paid the same’

LAS VEGAS – For Derrick Lewis, the choice between heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane was a simple one.
“They told me what I’m getting paid if I’m fighting …read more

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Jackass 4 Will Feature Francis Ngannou In Nut Shot Scene

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is set to star in Jackass 4 and will take part in a very violent scene. Francis Ngannou captured UFC gold in late March when …read more

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Posted on July 14, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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Derrick Lewis Doesn’t Mind Fighting Ciryl Gane Over Francis Ngannou

Don’t expect Derrick Lewis to complain about fighting Ciryl Gane over Francis Ngannou next. On August 7, Lewis will share the Octagon with Gane in the main event of UFC …read more

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Derrick Lewis is OK fighting Ciryl Gane instead of Francis Ngannou: 'I'm still getting paid the same'

LAS VEGAS – Unlike the majority of the MMA community, Derrick Lewis is unfazed by the Francis Ngannou rematch falling through.
Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) was projected to challenge Ngannou …read more

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Posted on July 13, 2021, 7:16 pm By
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UFC 265 Poster Drops For ‘Lewis Vs Gane’

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With UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in timeout, the promotion will ask top-ranked contenders Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane to battle for the substitute …read more

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Khabib Wins ESPY Award For ‘Best MMA Fighter’

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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov beat out UFC heavyweight kingpin Francis Ngannou, UFC two-division champion Amanda Nunes, and UFC …read more

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Dana White says UFC could have parted ways with Francis Ngannou in 2018

Dana White speaks with the media at the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 6, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
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Dana White: Francis Ngannou knew about interim belt, Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane ‘absolutely makes sense’

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UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou was able to defend his title in September, per his reps. But that wasn’t soon …read more

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Rashad Evans: A match between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou is ‘very intriguing’ | Video

Former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans knows pound-for-pound kingpin and MMA G.O.A.T. Jon Jones pretty well. He and Jones are former training partners and Evans was defeated …read more

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UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou Lands Another Hollywood Movie Role

We might see Francis Ngannou add an Oscar to his trophy cabinet soon after the UFC heavyweight champ landed a role in the long-awaited Jackass 4. Ngannou, whose highlight reel …read more

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Ciryl Gane doesn’t feel bad for Francis Ngannou that interim UFC heavyweight title was created

Ciryl Gane says that he doesn’t feel bad for Francis Ngannou that an interim UFC heavyweight title was created for him and Derrick Lewis. Ngannou was fully expected to fight …read more

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Ciryl Gane Doesn’t Get The Big Deal About Interim HW Title Booking

It seems UFC heavyweight Ciryl Gane isn’t losing any sleep over snatching the Derrick Lewis fight from under the nose of Francis Ngannou, saying that he “doesn’t feel bad for …read more

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Ciryl Gane believes Derrick Lewis is very dangerous, but will put him in ‘deep water’ at UFC 265

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Ciryl Gane doesn’t feel bad for his former teammate Francis Ngannou now that he’s booked himself a pay-per-view main event …read more

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What's ahead for Francis Ngannou, Israel Adesanya and every other UFC champion

Here’s a look at the top of every UFC division, including some surprising possibilities for potential title challengers like Conor McGregor. …read more

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Check out the top UFC finishes of 2021 (so far) | Video

Relive some of the top finishes so far in 2021. From Rose Namajunas and Kamaru Usman’s incredible finishes at UFC 261 to Francis Ngannou knocking out Stipe Miocic at UFC …read more

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Francis Ngannou’s head coach reacts to ‘shock’ of interim title fight: ‘The fans know where this title runs through’

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Eric Nicksick was just as shocked as everyone else when he was made aware that the next title fight in …read more

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Editorial: UFC titles have become another way to control fighters

The UFC has created an interim heavyweight title because Francis Ngannou could not fight in August | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

The threat to …read more

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UFC Heavyweight Division Rundown | Video

There’s been a lot of developments in the UFC heavyweight division since Francis Ngannou won the title at UFC 260 in March by knocking out former champion Stipe Miocic. …read more

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Latest UFC 265 Fight Card, PPV Lineup

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Swerve! UFC will not wait for reigning heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and will instead book a 265-pound interim title fight …read more

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Dana White and Francis Ngannou’s manager have heated exchange over interim heavyweight title

On Monday, the news broke that no. 2 ranked heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis and no. 3 ranked Ciryl Gane will fight for the interim heavyweight title at UFC 265 on …read more

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‘He’s so full of sh-t’ - White, Ngannou’s manager get heated over interim belt

UFC president Dana White and Francis Ngannou’s manager Marquel Martin recently traded shots on social media. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Posted on June 29, 2021, 6:16 am By
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UFC's Dana White blasts Francis Ngannou's 'incompetent' manager, who is 'ready to get blackballed'

Francis Ngannou and his agent say they were caught off guard by Monday’s announcement of an interim heavyweight title fight, which sparked a heated exchange over social media with UFC …read more

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Dana White Clashes With Ngannou’s Manager After Interim Booking

Dana White and Francis Ngannou’s manager fire verbal jabs following the interim heavyweight title fight announcement.
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Ngannou Reacts To Lewis vs. Gane: ‘I Remember My Interim Title...’

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UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has some thoughts about Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane at UFC 265. Francis Ngannou can’t …read more

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Dana White, Francis Ngannou’s agent get into heated exchange over interim heavyweight title

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The announcement that an interim heavyweight title is being introduced at UFC 265 just three months after Francis Ngannou became champion …read more

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Dana White claps back at Francis Ngannou’s manager: “This dude is so full of sh*t!”

Dana White is clearly not a fan of Francis Ngannou’s management as he took to social media and let the whole world know about it. On Monday, it was revealed …read more

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Francis Ngannou reacts to UFC booking interim HW title

Francis Ngannou after his victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Ngannou’s next fight will seemingly …read more

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Pros react to Ciryl Gane vs. Derrick Lewis interim heavyweight title fight at UFC 265

Three months after Francis Ngannou was crowned UFC heavyweight champion, an interim heavyweight title has been created.
UFC President Dana White on Monday announced a fight between top contender Ciryl …read more

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Francis Ngannou reacts to Lewis vs. Gane interim title booking at UFC 265: 'Nothing has been right'

Francis Ngannou doesn’t appear to be pleased with the UFC’s decision to book an interim title fight in the heavyweight division.
After the promotion reportedly hit an impasse at finalizing a …read more

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Francis Ngannou reacts after Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane is announced with UFC interim heavyweight title on the line

Francis Ngannou isn’t too thrilled the UFC is creating an interim heavyweight title. Ngannou won the heavyweight title back at UFC 260 at the end of March with a KO …read more

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Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane for interim heavyweight title booked as UFC 265 main event

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It’s barely been three months since Francis Ngannou was crowned UFC heavyweight champion, but an interim title is …read more

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Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane interim heavyweight title fight set to headline UFC 265 in Houston

Derrick Lewis will be fighting for UFC gold on August 7 in Houston, it just won’t be for the undisputed belt. Lewis was reportedly set to face Francis Ngannou in …read more

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Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane future UFC betting odds released

The future betting odds have been released for a potential fight between UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and challenger Ciryl Gane. Gane defeated Alexander Volkov in the main event of …read more

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Fight Against Ngannou Strange At First, Now Comfortable For Ciryl Gane

UFC heavyweight Ciryl Gane has revealed that he’s comfortable fighting Francis Ngannou despite being former teammates. This comes after Gane comfortably defeated Alexander Volkov in the UFC Vegas 30 main …read more

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Jon Jones Scoffs At Ngannou’s KO Threat In Potential Showdown

Jon Jones is not worried about Francis Ngannou’s punching power as he gears up in his planned move up to heavyweight. In a recent tweet that has since been deleted, …read more

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ESPYS ‘Best MMA Fighter’ nominees announced, see Francis Ngannou’s reaction

The nominees for the “Best MMA Fighter” for the 2021 ESPYS have been announced.

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the four fighters up for the award, and …read more

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Predator vs. Predator! Don Frye Wants Comeback vs. Francis Ngannou

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Move over Derrick Lewis, Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic — UFC legend Don Frye and his …read more

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55-Year-Old Don Frye Would “Love” To Fight HW Champ Francis Ngannou

At 55 years old, Don Frye wants to fight Francis Ngannou.
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Don Frye interested in making a comeback: “I’d love to fight Francis Ngannou”

UFC Hall of Famer Don Frye says he wants to make a comeback in MMA, and he wants to fight UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou next. Frye, who is now …read more

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Ovince Saint Preux will not be staying at heavyweight after training with UFC champ Francis Ngannou: “I know how to stay in my lane”

Ovince Saint Preux will not be staying at heavyweight after training with UFC champ Francis Ngannou, saying “I know how to stay in my lane.” Saint Preux returns to the …read more

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Ovince Saint Preux again fighting heavyweight, but draws line at Francis Ngannou

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Ovince Saint Preux is back to heavyweight when he faces Tanner Boser at UFC Vegas 30. It will not be …read more

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Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis 2 reportedly delayed until at least September

The rematch between UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and rival Derrick Lewis has reportedly delayed until at least September. The UFC has been planning on having Ngannou and Lewis headline …read more

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Tyson Fury Doubles Down On Ngannou Challenge With An Added Twist

Tyson Fury throws down a unique challenge to Francis Ngannou.
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MMA Real or Not: Ngannou vs. Lewis for the UFC heavyweight title is no sure thing

Time is running out on the possibility of Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis 2 in August, so then what? And what will happen with Leon Edwards? …read more

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2021 ESPYS: Vote for Best MMA Fighter

Amanda Nunes, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas or Francis Ngannou? Who do you think should win the 2021 ESPY for Best MMA Fighter? Cast your vote today. …read more

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2021 ESPYS: Vote for Best MMA Fighter

Amanda Nunes, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas or Francis Ngannou? Who do you think should win the 2021 ESPY for Best MMA Fighter? Cast your vote today. …read more

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2021 ESPYS: Vote for Best MMA Fighter

Amanda Nunes, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas or Francis Ngannou? Who do you think should win the 2021 ESPY for Best MMA Fighter? Cast your vote today. …read more

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Dana White Responds To Ngannou’s Demand To Fight Jones Next

Dana White has completely dismissed Francis Ngannou’s recent remarks regarding his preferred next opponent. In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, new UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou was asked who …read more

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Stipe Miocic should get immediate trilogy fight against Francis Ngannou, confident he’d “get his belt back,” says teammate

Aleksa Camur, a longtime teammate of Stipe Miocic is confident the former heavyweight champ can reclaim his title. At UFC 260, Miocic lost by second-round KO to Francis Ngannou to …read more

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Francis Ngannou wants Jon Jones next, not Derrick Lewis: “I love that fight”

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is still holding out hope that he will fight Jon Jones next and not Derrick Lewis. Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic in March at UFC …read more

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Francis Ngannou not giving up on Jon Jones as first title defense

Despite Derrick Lewis being touted as the No. 1 contender, it seems Francis Ngannou would rather fight Jon Jones.
Newly crowned heavyweight champion Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) is projected to …read more

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Posted on June 11, 2021, 12:16 pm By
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Nate Diaz shares his thoughts on Francis Ngannou’s recent pay complaint: “You should’ve listened to your daddy years ago”

UFC star Nate Diaz shared his thoughts on Francis Ngannou’s recent pay complaint, saying “you should’ve listened to your daddy years ago.” Ngannou recently took to social media to ask …read more

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Diaz Mocks Ngannou For UFC Pay Plaint

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UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is upset that a YouTube star like Logan Paul can waltz …read more

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Francis Ngannou talks fighter pay after Mayweather Paul: ‘What are we doing wrong?’

Much of the discussion in the fight world Sunday was about the boxing spectacle that took place between headliners Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and social media star Logan Paul.

While the fight …read more

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Diaz on Ngannou’s money gripes: You all should’ve listened to me

Nate Diaz responds to Francis Ngannou, who’s been disgruntled about his current salary. | Photo by Mike Stobe/Zuffa LLC

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Francis Ngannou reacts to Logan Paul’s alleged big payday to box Floyd Mayweather: ‘What are we doing wrong?’

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Francis Ngannou was left shaking his head at the amount of money Logan Paul made for his exhibition boxing match …read more

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UFCheap? Ngannou Upset Over Paul Payout

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UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou wants to know why Logan Paul, 0-1 as a professional boxer, will earn upward of …read more

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Ngannou unhappy with UFC pay after Logan Paul’s big payday

With knowledge about Logan Paul’s reported payout to fight Floyd Mayweather, Francis Ngannou expresses dissatisfaction in pay disparity between boxers and MMA fighters. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
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Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre believes Jon Jones should wait for title fight against Francis Ngannou

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Arguably the biggest story in MMA this year has been the ongoing contract negotiations between the UFC and Jon Jones. After …read more

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UFC Real or Not: Jones is closer to title shot? Gaethje vs. Chandler is next?

Can Richard Schaefer get Jon Jones the next shot at Francis Ngannou? What will happen with Justin Gaethje? Our panel breaks it down. …read more

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Miocic badly wants Ngannou trilogy: My mistakes drive me nuts

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Stipe Miocic wants to win his belt back, ideally avenging his loss to Francis Ngannou whilst doing …read more

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Stipe Miocic is “100 percent” confident he can beat Francis Ngannou in potential trilogy: “I know what I did wrong”

Stipe Miocic knows he has what it takes to beat Francis Ngannou. At UFC 260, Miocic suffered a second-round KO loss to Ngannou to lose his heavyweight title. Since then, …read more

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Jon Jones’ Advisor Isn’t Yet Convinced Ngannou/Lewis Is Next

Jon Jones’s new advisor Richard Schaefer isn’t quite ready to accept Francis Ngannou’s next opponent being anyone other than his new client. Though pen has yet to be put to …read more

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Stipe Miocic is ‘100 percent’ confident he can fix mistakes from Francis Ngannou loss

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Stipe Miocic wants to win another heavyweight trilogy.
Sandwiched in between his two fights with Francis Ngannou, Miocic engaged in a …read more

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