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Francis Ngannou answers Tyson Fury challenge, says ‘Jon Jones first,’ then Fury – MMA Root

Now that Francis Ngannou is the king of the UFC heavyweight champion, he’s making a bet.

Ngannu has not yet scheduled his first title defense after beating Stipe Miocic in their rematch at UFC 260 in March, and even with Dana White targeting Derrick Lewis to face Ngannu next, and a future trilogy fight with Miocic. will become a champion. knows what he wants.

First, John Jones; and then a boxing match with Tyson Fury.

Ngannu confirmed his plans after Fury tweeted Wednesday:

“This is a message to Francis Ngann and the UFC guys,” Fury said. “Look, you want some money from the Gypsy King, you know where to find it. You want some of this gypsy king’s power, I’ll give it to you. Anytime, anywhere, anywhere, seven days a week and twice on Sunday. “

Ngannu hastened to answer with a short and specific answer:

“I will take care of [Jones] first then come after [Fury], – wrote to Ngannu.

It is unclear when and whether the Ngannu-Jones fight will ever take place, despite both UFC stars campaigning for the fight since 2019. Ngannu has also had a long interest in boxing with Fury, and his trainer Dewey Cooper recently said that he thinks Ngannu has a chance to win. Rage.

Talks about a potential Jones fight appear to be deadlocked, and with Jones recently ending an 11-year relationship with his management team, it looks like Ngannu’s plans to stab Jones and Fury have been shelved for now.

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