Uh oh, Dana White has weighed in on Francis Ngannou’s massive contract with PFL and he wasn’t pulling any punches about the deal which guarantees both Ngannou and his opponents multi-million dollar paydays for every fight. “It’s just not what we do here,” White said of the fighter-friendly deal, which is something which should in no way be analyzed or viewed as a bad thing. “Francis wants to take zero risks, doesn’t want to take any chances,” White added about the man who took a year off from the sport at his earning peak to try a legal theory that doing so would release him from his contract while knowing that even if he was right the UFC may choose to tie him down with lawsuits indefinitely anyhow.
White, whose promotion benefited tremendously from a Conor McGregor boxing match he vehemently opposed, had questions for Ngannou’s new organization, too. “PFL is going to pay this guy to train for a boxing match that may not even happen and that they might not even be involved in. How does that make any sense?”
“Francis could’ve done a deal here. Hunter [Campbell] threw the kitchen sink at that guy. Hunter went to more dinners with Francis Ngannou and did everything in his power to try to get this fight done,” White stated, something you should take as truth with no questions about whether everything included listening to Ngannou’s demands for increased fighter protections. “MMA guys versus boxers doesn’t make any sense to me,” he added as a further expression of his firm grasp on the state of the combat sports world.
Sorry, Francis, but you just got owned, my guy. Absolutely OWNED!