Francis Ngannou has a good idea of why UIF booked an interim heavyweight title match between Cyril Gain and Derrick Lewis just five months later. ‘Predator won the official heavyweight title with a knockout win over Stipe Miocic at UFC C260.
The simplest explanation, says Ngannou, is that the UFC is actively trying to discredit him as a champion.
“Honestly, that’s not the feeling I have,” Miguel told Ariel Helwani during a recent appearance at MAAA Hour (h / t MMA News) “I don’t know, I could be wrong, but I don’t think because in my opinion, right now, from what I see, the UFC has tried to discredit me. I know that.
Ngannou advanced to the Super-Fight against John Jones after the win over Miocic but UFC President Dana White did everything he could to ruin the match.
Ngannou returns to the octagon to fight former teammate Cyril Gane in a heavyweight title unification match at UFC 270 on January 22.