Morning Report by Chael Sonnen


Chael Sonnen doesn’t think Dana White could have been too happy after seeing his heavyweight champion in the boxing ring this past weekend.

Since becoming the official baddest man on the planet in March 2021, it’s been made abundantly clear that Francis Ngannou and the UFC have been struggling to get on the same page. The Cameroonian-born knockout artist has continually expressed his interest in getting paid what he’s worth as well as his hopes of stepping into the squared circle to compete.

Ngannou’s specific target at present is that of dominant heavyweight boxing kingpin, Tyson Fury who just scored a sixth-round TKO over Dillian Whyte. Immediately following the victory, the undefeated 32-0-1 Fury announced his retirement from the sport as Ngannou entered the ring to tease their potential crossover “hybrid” matchup.

“I imagine Dana felt betrayed,” Sonnen stated on his YouTube Channel .. “He probably had his feelings hurt. Although he wouldn’t tell you what he felt, or tell you that he wasn’t interested in you at all, it’s likely he would. But he probably was betrayed a little bit. Francis Ngannou was there [watching Fury]. Francis knew he was going, Francis is under contract with Dana. Did Francis’ team let Dana know he was gonna be there? That he was gonna get in the ring for somebody else? That this was gonna be broadcast around the world? Because when Francis got in there, the announcers were already queued. They knew what to do .”

, and that was something the announcers were able to tell Francis.

Things can get even more exciting behind-the scenes, as Ngannou is very vocal about what he wants. Though, due to his situation with the UFC, “The Predator” needs them to play ball in one way or the other.

Conor McGregor was permitted to box Floyd Mayweather, the most famous example of such a crossover. White, of course, aided in the promotion of the spectacle event. Other recent cases, such as Georges St Pierre trying to box Oscar De La Hoya. However, UFC boss didn’t allow him to do so because he stopped St-Pierre returning to the ring when asked.

” This is going to be as smooth as both parties want it to,” Sonnen stated. “I don’t know what Francis’ contract is in full disclosure. However, I do know the contents of my contract and what every other fighter at that time said. They were all boilerplate. You just changed the fee, you changed the execution dates, and you inserted a name. In my case, Chael Sonnen, and I had what everybody else had.

” These contracts don’t just end as the media leads you to believe. You guys have been led to believe it’s the December of this calendar, so Francis can leave. That’s not the contract I had.”


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I think Francis stays true to his guns throughout this entire situation. So he’ll either get his wish or we end up missing out on what could have been an awesome title reign. Thank you for reading.


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