Francis Ngannou called Tyson Fury’s fight fee a king’s fee

For his boxing match with Tyson Fury, in which Francis Ngannou suffered a controversial split decision defeat, the former UFC heavyweight champion earned more than he has earned in his entire mixed martial arts career.

The Cameroonian heavyweight revealed this on the next episode of The Last Stand podcast.

“The last three years in the UFC, I had contractual difficulties because I refused to sign a new agreement that guaranteed me more money, but it still wasn’t enough,” “The Predator” said. “I made more money for the Fury fight than I’ve made in my whole life, my whole career. Even for my next fight in MMA, I would have gotten more than I’ve gotten in my entire UFC career.”

“You have to realize that I wasn’t getting paid too much. You start off by fighting for ten thousand plus, but even after fighting ten fights you’re still struggling to make ends meet. I got a royalty for the Fury fight, and importantly, I was treated royally

Francis Ngannou’s guaranteed fee for the fight against Tyson Fury was reportedly at least ten million dollars, excluding interest from pay-per-view sales. Initially, there were reports that the fight was a financial failure, selling less than one hundred thousand PPVs, but revised reports indicate that sales totaled nearly half a million broadcasts across all platforms.

Earlier, informed sources close to the situation reported that the former UFC champion could share the ring with former WBC title challenger Dereck Chisora as early as December 23.