Francis Ngannou’s team believes in fight with Jon Jones

Francis Ngannou's team believes in fight with Jon Jones

Despite a number of obvious, and at first glance, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Francis Ngannou’s manager, Markel Martin, believes that his ward’s fight with Jon Jones can still become a reality.

“I think it’s still possible,” Martin said on The MMA Hour. “Sometimes cold heads get the better of me and I hope Dana White somehow comes to that and wants to make this fight. The world deserves to see this duel. Again, he is one of the greatest promoters and we are not the ones to turn down this fight. Just let him know it”

“They had at least two years for this fight to take place. After Stipe, we had to fight Jones. I wrote on social media a long time ago: first Stipe, then we will deal with Jon Jones, and then we will go after Tyson Fury. Everything was supposed to happen in that sequence, but the UFC had other plans and their own strategy, and for some reason they didn’t want it to happen.”

“I think it was the effect of Conor McGregor. He made so much money from the boxing match that they didn’t want to repeat it – it was probably a business decision. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason, but it seemed pretty simple from our end, and if Dana agreed, we’d still be in the UFC today and we’d be promoting these fights together.”

Francis Ngannou officially left the UFC earlier this year by signing with the PFL, but before making his debut in the new organization, the Cameroonian will put his boxing skills to the test against reigning WBC boxing champion Tyson Fury on October 28. in Saudi Arabia.

Jon Jones, who won the vacant UFC heavyweight championship belt vacated by the Predator in March, will defend his title against Stipe Miocic on November 11 at UFC 295 in New York.