Former heavyweight challenger wants interim title

Former UFC interim heavyweight title holder Ciryl Gane is set to take on Tai Tuivasa in the main event of UFC Paris at the Accor Arena in Paris, France on September 3rd, 2022. Gane was seen as a legitimate threat to heavyweight king Francis Ngannou when they collided in January of this year. Unfortunately for … Read more

Canelo Alvarez not interested in Kamaru Usman bout

The idea of an MMA champion crossing over in to boxing has become commonplace. At one point in time the thought of it was ridiculed and seemingly impossible. Boxing purists said it would be an embarrassment to their sport and MMA fans wanted the boxer to crossover instead. Then the at the time simultaneous UFC … Read more

Dana White’s update on Ngannou’s contract situation

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou was very vocal about his displeasure with the money he was being paid for fighting. The heavyweight championship literally and figuratively has historically carried more weight in terms of prestige. Two behemoths slugging it out with ferocious power and bad intentions are big draws to the casual fans. Ngannou is … Read more

UFC champ badly needs knee surgery

After revealing he had an untreated knee injury heading in to his UFC 270 title defense, heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is going to get it repaired (via ESPN). Ngannou’s pre fight injuries included a torn MCL and damaged ACL. Without surgery his manager says the champ cannot train or compete. This surgery comes at a … Read more

Ciryl Gane says no bad blood with Francis Ngannou ahead of UFC 270

There have been varying reports about the potential animosity between UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane and the undisputed champion Francis Ngannou. The pair were training partners and at one point in the buildup to their clash this Saturday night at UFC 270 each has publicly stated they got the better of the other in … Read more

UFC 270 main event odds are surprisingly skewed

Interim champ vs undisputed champ. A tale as old as time. Boy meets belt, belt meets boy, belt doesn’t get defended quickly enough or uncle Dana needs to sell more tickets so a division steward must be decided. Interim champions make sense when there is a possibility that the reigning champion may not be able … Read more

Ngannou’s manager says UFC not returning communications

If this is true – just wow. Francis Ngannou is two things. UFC heavyweight champion and a scary, scary man. He’s probably the most marketable champion (if done right) on the roster in terms of selling fights, with the right opponents. He’s a charismatic knockout artist with international appeal aka a teddy bear with a … Read more

Jon Jones says he will return in the second quarter of 2022

When Jon Jones left the UFC light heavyweight division and vacated the title he defended so many times it caught us off guard. At first there was no real explanation given and then it started spreading quickly that Jones would move up to heavyweight. Speculation of his potential opponent started until finally Jones made it … Read more

Michael Jai White throws flying kick at Francis Ngannou

Michael Jai White may be an above average actor but he’s an excellent martial artist. There were videos circulating of Michael demonstrating a Superman punch for UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. A few other images and videos popped up but this is our favorite. Look at that genuine smile on Francis and the elevation Michael … Read more