Francis Ngannou: Why I left the UFC

2023 ж. 17 Қаң.
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Thank you all for your support as I've dealt with this over the last year. Now it's time to tell the truth and let you know why I'm leaving the UFC. I will also touch on what's next, and what to expect from me moving forward. See you all sooner than you think!
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  • This is what Jones had to say about Francis leaving: “I’m glad that Francis knows his worth. No man has a right to shame another man for fighting for his worth. I was in a very similar situation as Francis as a light heavyweight. I was never happy with my salary. I had to sit out three years, and I missed a lot of time, but now we’re here. I encourage Francis on his journey, and I wish him all the best. Another company is going to be truly blessed to have him.”

    Endo RobotoEndo Roboto2 ай бұрын
    • Yes

      Random MfRandom Mf3 күн бұрын
    • Not worth but true he is scared with jones

      Nasrudin KaronNasrudin Karon5 күн бұрын
    • Lol

      Vader EntertainmentVader Entertainment17 күн бұрын
    • And now he's roasting Francis after he won the belt 😭😂😂😂

      gauda cheesegauda cheese18 күн бұрын
  • “The only thing I’m scared of is to be trapped, to lose my freedom” Fucking salute I feel you Francis

    3anson G3anson GАй бұрын
    • Except he wasn't trapped nor did he lose freedom he signed a contract when he did that he knew he could only fight in UFC and was all for it

      corey hollandsworthcorey hollandsworth16 күн бұрын
    • Freedom for be jobless

      ShrivathsaShrivathsa16 күн бұрын
    • @John Viera Facts

      Clark RodriguezClark Rodriguez24 күн бұрын
  • I don’t know if anyone’s fought harder for his freedom than this man. His story is incredible.

    A MA MАй бұрын
    • The average slave before the American Civil War?

      Puzzle IbmthiPuzzle Ibmthi8 күн бұрын
    • People just don't really want to see that Francis is the best out there. Jon Jones is a bully and he always talks like a man who has to prove that he is the goat. But Francis is just an absolute powerhouse and he knows it so he doesn't really have to involve himself in trash talking and doing threats like Jones. His presence is similar to Muhammad Ali from the perspective he has other goals and fighting is just a tool to get to the goal. This man is articulated, confident and is above the bs from Jones or DC. He is violent because he has to be not because he wants to be a role model or he is enjoying it but simply because it's the thing he is the best in. He is an extremely gifted athlete even Deontay Wilder has a lot weaker body than him with similar punching power but he is lot more insecure than Francis. Yeah, maybe Francis could look like a cocky and overconfident guy but people just simply don't understand it's rooted in reality. He is not just extremely strong and a big puncher but he is quick, brave and intelligent. With every fight he became a lot smarter and better all-round fighter. Yeah, his greatest asset is his physical ability but without good technique and understanding of the fights he would never made it at this level. He was the most dangerous fighter out there and even now. Jon Jones is believing he could handle Francis if he could survive the first round against him, but he doesn't realize that Francis is a man with punching, size and strength he never had to oppose plus he is a smart fighter. When Francis went against Rozenstruik like a threshing machine the reason wasn't that he didn't think it over but that he believed he could pull it off with high probability and Rozenstruik won't be able to dodge it or punish it and he was right. Francis is the most dangerous fighter out there and he knows it. Yeah, there are scenarios where Jon Jones could win against him but he has to survive until that time against someone that he can't imagine and even after that one second can cost him the match. Francis is a lot bigger and better fighter than Rampage Jackson maybe Jones believes that their fight could go down the same way but to be real he can't even imagine what kind of strength and violence he could oppose against Miocic and Francis is a lot more dangerous guy than Stipe right now.

      Csak egy bolondCsak egy bolond13 күн бұрын
    • @Jason Caudle and got throw out in the Sahara desert seven times .

      achumo uzamakiachumo uzamaki22 күн бұрын
    • ​@Jason Caudle I agree. Francis is one powerful human being.

      FutureboyFutureboy23 күн бұрын
  • Good for you, Francis. It's so rare to see someone stand up for themselves in the face of the the anti-fighter corporation that is the UFC. You're not just the toughest, you're the smartest heavyweight in the world. Congratulations.

    guthrienguthrienАй бұрын
  • Well done Francis! Great to see you do things with transparency and ethics. No matter how disappointed I am not to see you fight in the UFC, I’m inspired by your journey more and more as you continue your career. Best of luck with everything!

    TheMAU5SoundsLikThisTheMAU5SoundsLikThisАй бұрын
  • Full respect to Francis here. A man that suffered a lack of freedom for much of his life understands it’s value

    Harry Santa-OlallaHarry Santa-OlallaАй бұрын
  • The man advocated not just for himself, but the other fighters during his negotiations. Mad respect, Francis!

    Mike CallawayMike Callaway2 ай бұрын
    • True

      Random MfRandom Mf3 күн бұрын
    • So did St. Pierre- but when he saw a shot at glory over Bisping- he took it. Jones also advocated for other fighters. He's back though. It's hard to think Francis isn't scared when Jon told us the details and then beat a guy Francis had trouble with in a minute. It's looking more and more like he was scared- so he'd grab some cash in boxing then come back and then fight JBJ in 18 months (and probably lose)

      Patrick AsplundPatrick Asplund13 күн бұрын
    • Totally disagree. Now what? Where does he go? Plan b ? He lost millions. Fighters need to do for themselves like Conor did. There is more than 1 way to skin a cat.

      MarkMark20 күн бұрын
    • @Number 6 It's working in the music industry, people are going more independent than ever before. If UFC top tier talent leave to fight for less restricted brands and learn how to manage their money in smart investments, they wont have to run back to daddy Dana begging for a fight to earn more crumbs

      YodaOnMuteYodaOnMute23 күн бұрын
  • It is my hope that other fighters will follow your lead, Francis. Far too many fighters end up broke after leaving the ring because they are ripped off by promoters. I'm looking forward to seeing what is in your future.

    UUАй бұрын
    • No because the ufc doesnt pay retirement at 40 money

      PounceboiPounceboiАй бұрын
  • None of us will ever know the battles and hardships you have faced to be in a position where you are now. None of us can ever be in your shoes. I am honored to see your journey and i know there are better places you will shine. Inspirational, Hard worker and Champion. God Bless You Francis. bgood.

    Ro RaRo RaАй бұрын
    • Man's literally almost died multiple times to immigrate to Paris lol. From the sand mines to the UFC Heavyweight Champion to being in a good position to have his future in his own hands finally.

      RICK da RULARICK da RULAАй бұрын
  • Proud of you Francis. People like you are hard to come by. Continue being yourself and stand up for your right.

    Odel FrancisOdel FrancisАй бұрын
  • This is the attitude I aspire to. This is how things should be handled. Thank you for being such a big example and inspiration for a lot of people. There's almost a million good things that could be said about a person with your story, but I'll just say - again - thank you, and I hope the best for you Francis. Best wishes from Spain.

    Joan PerezJoan PerezАй бұрын
  • Thank you Francis, you're the best fighter ever who knows his worth. Period. You deserve way more.

    You gotta CHILL bruh.You gotta CHILL bruh.Ай бұрын
  • Dana White is so arrogant. Good for you Francis, you deserve much more!💯

    Ofentse Mwase FilmsOfentse Mwase Films2 ай бұрын
    • D

      Random MfRandom Mf3 күн бұрын
    • @sead kapic except Jones walked through Gane.

      Dom VelasquezDom Velasquez12 күн бұрын
    • @Oh yea because he beat gane. nganou beat him too.

      sead kapicsead kapic15 күн бұрын
    • He doesn't desrve more tho he doesn't even bring in ppv numbers and hasn't even fought bout twice in years

      corey hollandsworthcorey hollandsworth16 күн бұрын
    • @Oh yea fair play😂

      Rohan HaarmannRohan Haarmann23 күн бұрын
  • I’m glad to see this… A man standing up for his own worth. The UFC is a disgrace for not fairly paying the guys who put their lives on the line.

    Michael GoodlettMichael GoodlettАй бұрын
  • Francis! Tell us when and where and we’ll be tuned in!! Much love, respect and support for you my brother

    A AA A2 ай бұрын
  • Well done Francis for standing your ground and not selling yourself cheap! I'm a big boxing fan and not really into UFC, but even I recognise how much you've shook the MMA world mate! Your a proper old school/ throw back fighter who uses his fist's instead of his mouth. There's always more options mate and I and millions of other boxing fan's would love to see you fight Tyson fury! Best of luck 👏

    Damien DarlingtonDamien DarlingtonАй бұрын
  • When I read about your life story, Francis, I was moved. When I see you speak now, I see that you are a calm and highly balanced person who does not need to prove anything to yourself or others. You've done everything. I admire you as the best heavyweight fighter, but even more as a man who knows his worth and who has his pride, but who is also humble. I have to admit that when I only knew you superficially from a few fights, I didn't like you much because you were always so sullen, but now I'm a big fan of yours and I wish you never lose any of who you really are! Fingers crossed for you on your next journey in life, wherever you go.

    aphodius1aphodius111 күн бұрын
  • Salut Francis ! On est super fier de t’avoir eu en France ! Bonne réussite pour la suite t’es un champion et un modèle

    Ridouanovic RagnarsonRidouanovic Ragnarson8 сағат бұрын
  • -Hardest puncher ever -Never ducking oponents -He could crush anyone in his way with ease but you never hear about him getting into trouble or having domestic violence issues. -Only real loss came to an all-time great and he avenged it -Absolute integrity -Gentleman behaviour in and out of the cage -A really nice and respectful human being -No need for steroids (not even picograms) Ngannou is THE MAN indeed.

    Alfredo AlfaroAlfredo Alfaro2 ай бұрын
    • Why do we always hear “never gets into any trouble” when it comes to Black athletes?

      J.L. FordJ.L. Ford15 күн бұрын
    • @osifrancis munched to much steroids for his own good aka why his traps choke his neck and he has no cardio

      ll18 күн бұрын
    • @Vegeta King gotta hit him to knock him out. Francis is probably the most inaccurate striker of the heavyweights. Jon slumps franci

      Jamie NickelsJamie Nickels21 күн бұрын
    • @TGF_R2 nahhh, id hit em the 3 piece chicky nuggy combo and get him done and make him tap with a twister. but you can think what you want.

      Jamie NickelsJamie Nickels21 күн бұрын
    • he sacred of jon lol

      ᏇɿՇƙȝԺᏇɿՇƙȝԺ22 күн бұрын
  • Francis you are a legend. Everything you have lived through and overcome is legendary. I wish you all the best going forward, go make that money on your own terms, you deserve it.

    AndyD298AndyD298Ай бұрын
  • Much respect and love to this man. He did what was best. Guy was basically enslaved and no way he was going to let the UFC enslave him again with a piece of paper. This man was fighting for his freedom

    frank Ffrank FАй бұрын
  • Francis you are my favorite fighter of all time. It’s such a shame that you have to leave the UFC. I hope you come back but if you don’t, I wish you the best of luck and whatever you do and you become world champion edit just like you did here. I’m very proud of you. I was so proud of you when you knocked out Stipe Miocic. underestimated you the second time, but I am very proud that you proved him wrong and you knocked him out and became world heavyweight champion. I watched that pay-per-view. I was ready for it and I was so excited when you won.

    Mr. Problem solver 89Mr. Problem solver 89Ай бұрын
  • Congrats Francis! Yes, if your gut is telling you something, always listen. It is your inner spirit guiding you and it knows when it's in a bad place. It will pay off, and I think all your fans wish you success, no matter what.

    Jupiter EyeJupiter Eye21 күн бұрын
  • NOTE: It's Impossible to Not Like this Man! BEST of Luck to You Francis! We Always Respect you as the Champion You Are! Do what's Best For You. Be Blessed Bro!

  • Francis is such a likeable guy. Speaks with so much pride and dignity, thinks about others... UFC didn't deserve him. Mad respect Francis!

    Argo TuulikArgo Tuulik2 ай бұрын
    • @streamx3m he has made a name for himself and he needs to get paid as one He is a champion and his contract should be negotiated I'm pretty sure his demands were not absurd, but the UFC will want to bully him because his character is timid,

      Chukwuemeka DavidChukwuemeka DavidАй бұрын
    • @Mus Masi it’s really sad, especially seeing them get knocked out around that age.

      RollingxBigshotRollingxBigshotАй бұрын
    • @streamx3m if the NBA and NFL players had followed your advice they would be getting a lot less of the money that they get now, with 0 health insurance and other benefits, you do not just shut up and work and hope your boss is going to reward you, if you beg for scraps. I learnt that the hard way, they will even have you taking on all the responsibilities of higher positions, without giving you the promotion so they can get away with paying you less. You need to bargain and negotiate.

      Mus MasiMus MasiАй бұрын
    • @RollingxBigshot its sad to watch fighters pushing 50 in bare knuckle boxing, yet all these guys saying mid level fighters are goign to be millionaires without doign any research, not MMA fighters.

      Mus MasiMus MasiАй бұрын
  • Love! definitely rooting for you and can't wait to see what comes next on this powerful journey!

    MightyNathanielMightyNathaniel2 ай бұрын
  • I got maximum respect for you Francis, thank you for knowing your worth. Your story alone defines you so keep your head up.

    Salifu JobartehSalifu JobartehАй бұрын
  • Respect and strength to Francis and all the workers fighting for their rights

    kissoulkissoulАй бұрын
  • Mad respect for you brother 🙌🏼💯

    leonard Kulkaleonard Kulka15 күн бұрын
  • As an MMA fan it hurts to see you leave the UFC but I respect what youre fighting for

    losnos79losnos7924 күн бұрын
  • I can't put into words how much I admire this man. To overcome so much adversity in life, to become a UFC champion, and then leave on your own terms when the company you work for doesn't respect you. Francis might just be one the most impressive human beings I have ever heard of.

    nitkisnitkis2 ай бұрын
    • @micah Johnson the dark depths of England,where are you??

      Ho PingHo Ping2 ай бұрын
    • Indeed u r the 🤴👑 💯. Next🥊, 🆚️ Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk, Luis🦍Ortiz, Dillyan Whyte, Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois. LETS FOOKIN GOOOOO❗🤩🔥⚡⛈🌩🌊🌀👍✊💪😤👏🙏🤝🤑🏦🎰🏧

      Ican AjaIcan Aja2 ай бұрын
    • @Ho Ping where you from ?

      micah Johnsonmicah Johnson2 ай бұрын
    • @micah Johnson Can fight? LMFAO, he didn't know anything about fighting. He said it in multiple interviews that he knew nothing about MMA nor the rules. But because he had a great opportunity ( Dana White) he wanted to be better in it and win good money. It's been well documented in multiple podcasts, interviews, and articles. You think his home country would have greeted him and welcome him if he came back with some random champion belt ? NO!!!! UFC the machine, Dana White, and the fans gave him that.

      Ryder OmegaRyder Omega2 ай бұрын
  • Merci Francis ! Tu leurs a montré !... Tu vaux bien mieux que sa ! On oublie pas ce qu'on traverse ! Pauvre UFC !!! Toute le pays derrière toi Big boy ! Tes un exemple pour les petits !

    tatanka163tatanka163Ай бұрын
  • Definitely have my support, Francis. You did what u can with your leverage, not just for yourself, but also for the rest of athletes. Unfortunately, you're only one man and can only do so much. At the end of the day, UFC athletes will have to make the choice & sacrifices of demanding for a less exploitative relationship with their employers. Good luck everything, champ!

    CarlCarlАй бұрын
  • Maximum respect Francis, those who are the greatest and don’t accept the indistry exploitaition are the ones who change the game! I hope you achieve more through your plans for the future.

    Matheus SilvaMatheus SilvaАй бұрын
  • Good for you, mano. The world loves and respects you. Stay 'good people'.

    JJDBacaJJDBacaАй бұрын
  • Francis, every year since it's been on youtube that you went back to Camroon and again shoveled sand like you did in your youth, I show that video to my students in 4th grade here in America. I am so proud to have watched you since the beginning and becoming a champion. Best wishes in all your endeavors.

    wreckimwreckim20 күн бұрын
  • Seeing Francis carry himself with such dignity and respect is inspiring. I hate seeing such an honorable man and role model leave the platform he has, especially when he could be replaced by someone like JJ.

    1stAlphaZulu1stAlphaZulu2 ай бұрын
    • You mean the better fighter?

      Joe GadberryJoe GadberryАй бұрын
    • @Ethan yon We all are 😢😥😓😭

      Ican AjaIcan Aja2 ай бұрын
    • Who cares if he left ufc was abusing him

      Ethan yonEthan yon2 ай бұрын
    • @Gunsmith .308 of course he will want more. These guys literally put their life on the line, they deserve more. Especially Ngannou who has established himself as the best Heavywheight in MMA. You only See the fight, you don't know how hard the preparation these fighters go through before the actual fight. Not to mention UFC wants total control over the Fighters, like Ngannou said, they are taking the "Independent Contractor's" Freedom.

      J D.M.J D.M.2 ай бұрын
    • @Lolly Bread xd I forget that kids have yet to learn that what they see on youtube, insta, tiktok is not a real human. When you can carefully curate the exact amount of footage you want people to see of you, you can appear to be whoever you want. I think Ngannous a good guy but lets just say ive seen clips where he was very "human".

      Arran McEvoyArran McEvoy2 ай бұрын
  • Very well done Francis. You know people get old and need to look after their well being. Being exploited is just not an option for a mature age no more. The money you earn will not be enough to cover injuries . Best of luck with everything.

    TT2 ай бұрын
  • Respect to his business mindset and entrepreneur spirit. The name freelance comes from martial beginnings and he represents it to the core. Thank you sir 🙏

    Earl CEarl CАй бұрын
  • Nothing but love and respect for you Francis. Good luck for the future. Big respect for standing strong against Dana White and the UFC and maintain personal freedom👏🏽👏🏽

    Henning 14Henning 14Ай бұрын
  • Francis - whatever you do, I'm watching it - and I will put my hand in my pocket to watch anything you do my brother. Your story of getting to France and the USA is one of the most incredible things I have ever heard. Get yourself a fight with one of the British boxing guys - Dillion Whyte - Anthony Joshua - man that would be monsterous.

    Joseph PatrickJoseph Patrick2 ай бұрын
  • Francis, you’re really the best. You are also a real hero who has dignity. You care about about your freedom, because you are a real man, a real hero. What you have said about the restrictive contract of UFC is 100% accurate and true. Many brave fighters like you who realized that UFC cares only about its own interest. There is no plan for fair and mutual interest between them and the fighters. Wish you the best. GO AHEAD champ.👍

    Nasser Al asmari ابو سمرNasser Al asmari ابو سمرАй бұрын
  • Dudes a genius. From barely speaking English a few years ago to articulating this....We need more role models like him. God bless you King Frances

    Predator CovePredator Cove2 ай бұрын
    • @Predator Cove im not trying to hate or anything,just talking about facts. As a translator i can say for example that english is very short in comparison with Spanish. English is very a very precise language thats why its very popular and easy to use. I understand what you say but there languages more difficult to learn than others. And of course i have several mistakes while i write 😅. Im not working

      Cristobal CCristobal C2 ай бұрын
    • @Predator Cove not a JAV? 🙁☹👎

      Ican AjaIcan Aja2 ай бұрын
    • @Ican Aja professional dancer. Taught in New York ECT. Back ground dancer at concerts. A loooonnnnggg time ago lol

      Predator CovePredator Cove2 ай бұрын
  • You are extraordinary in the art of fighting and we will keep blessing your journey Francis! We thank you for setting the example🙏🙏🙏

    S.S. SundersS.S. Sunders17 күн бұрын
  • This will work out for you in the long run! Way to stick up for yourself! I'm glad you know your worth & value

    Dyffrent DaryllDyffrent Daryll2 ай бұрын
  • I wish you nothing but the Best in life and hope the future shines for you. Much love Champion

    Paris GyangusutāParis Gyangusutā13 күн бұрын
  • Huge fan of you! Do what’s best for you and thanks for all the good fights so far! Look forward to seeing what’s next for the monster!

    Travis KernTravis Kern24 күн бұрын
  • We know you are not scared of ANYONE. You are a grown man who makes a decision that will benefit you. Good luck and blessings to you and yours.

    TheMsmith77TheMsmith77Ай бұрын
  • I understand boss 🙏 Dana is outta pocket. He didn’t even put the belt around Ngannou. Disgraceful

    TruthgamingsTruthgamings2 ай бұрын
    • He hasn't put the belt around several fighters.

      Gregg BurkeGregg BurkeАй бұрын
    • Big fan bro when is your next omegle video coming up

      mahadev bhakt 🔱mahadev bhakt 🔱Ай бұрын
    • @Zo Wattz I’d say 2 Ws. Francis went from a working in a sand query having nothing to becoming a star/wealth. Dana also won because he exploited him, making Shit load of $$ and as a business owner, that’s his end goal.

      Umn911Umn911Ай бұрын
    • @satoshi right

      Dan ClearyDan ClearyАй бұрын
    • @Dan Cleary Wrong.

      satoshisatoshiАй бұрын
  • This guy is right with everything he says I just hope it works out financially & we get to enjoy his immense talent further

    J CrawfordJ Crawford22 күн бұрын
  • Francis always seems like an absolute gentleman who would be your best friend outside the cage, but as soon as you go to fight him your odds of survival drop significantly

    Dave DegenerateDave DegenerateАй бұрын
  • Champion on est de tout cœur avec toi !

    Josue KiamaJosue KiamaАй бұрын
  • wish you nothing but the best king, you're a true champion

    Agina JosephAgina Joseph28 күн бұрын
  • Massive respect for you champ, nothing but admiration - to stand along against injustice/ cooperate manipulation is Godly

    Aseeda MountyAseeda Mounty23 күн бұрын
  • This man conducts himself as a true gentleman, a real monster in the octagon and an amazing athlete , and he went through hell to get to where he is today. I will watch him fight in any sport or division he chooses to go, no matter where he goes I will always stay a true fan. Much Love and Respect to you Mr. Ngannou. True Heavyweight Champion 👑🏆

    mike jonesmike jones2 ай бұрын
    • so what was "restrictive" in ufc contracts that other mma (take "eagle" or "one") don't have? i wonder coz ngannou did not gave any examples...

      Jimmy TinioJimmy Tinio2 ай бұрын
    • He has the discipline to say no to communist ufc

      Ethan yonEthan yon2 ай бұрын
    • Same here

      Karan kotsKaran kots2 ай бұрын
    • Same here

      shel 001shel 0012 ай бұрын
  • The UFC Universe will miss you, CHAMP! Greater respect that you are one of the few men that dare to stand up for what you believe in.

    Mohit MorrisMohit MorrisАй бұрын

    Casey JonesCasey JonesАй бұрын
  • You proved yourself and deserve to plot your own path. Best of luck to you Francis, you are a true gentleman.

    Michael SMichael SАй бұрын
  • Good for you man. You do what your heart tells you , It's never wrong believe me.

    Miguel FernandezMiguel FernandezАй бұрын
  • Hey Francis. I appreciate you for standing up for yourself. The UFC both on and off the ring is brutal place filled with sharks and I happy that you could also swim that sea and they know you can bite real hard as they feel they only could. Black is beautiful, strong and regal. You are one of my African Giants! From Obscurity to world fame; fighting through with all you've got! Go explore more and achieve more. They aint seen nothing yet! No one can dull your shine ! Wonti po to! Dem no plenty reach! Peace out bro!

    Tunji AdegbiteTunji AdegbiteАй бұрын
  • Only a man who’s lived through what Francis has lived through is capable of growing a pair of balls that even the UFC can’t afford. God bless you, Francis!

    Joe HertlerJoe Hertler2 ай бұрын
    • Nailed it

      CarlosCarlos2 ай бұрын
    • He has pair of balls only because Fury promised him the boxing match in which he can potentially make more money than all his UFC fights combined. Without that fight he would have still been in the UFC.

      MrFatuchiMrFatuchi2 ай бұрын
    • @Hector Palomo focus on yourself bro

      Dank WaifuDank Waifu2 ай бұрын
    • @Hector Palomo stop asking questions and seek the answers you look for yourself

      Godly FormGodly Form2 ай бұрын
    • @Hector Palomo dude was a real slave in his home country. Fought for survival. And crossed continents to finally make it here in America.

      Cha VangCha Vang2 ай бұрын
  • I'm happy for you brother I feel like you did the right thing, I hope you get to link up with someone like Al Haymon and get some boxing done, and maybe create your own MMA promotion and start having fighters from around the world join your promotion, I feel like you're a good enough human being that many fighters will want to be a part of your promotion because they know you will treat them fairly.

    Race Car FriendsRace Car FriendsАй бұрын
    • @Samuel S Thanks a lot I appreciate it.

      Race Car FriendsRace Car Friends20 күн бұрын
    • This is one of the best comments

      Samuel SSamuel S20 күн бұрын
  • Well done Francis! Can't wait to see you go in action again 😎👍

    FutureboyFutureboy23 күн бұрын
  • The true champion. Now you have so many new opportunities. We’re very excited to see what is next for you.

    AdrianoliniAdrianoliniАй бұрын
  • Respect champ. Excited to see what’s next for you!

    Jason GriffinJason GriffinАй бұрын
  • I support you man. I know I’m just a fan but only a handful of fighters have ever inspired to become a better a person. You are definitely one of those fighters. Thank you,

    Macka LectorMacka LectorАй бұрын
  • You’re a Champion not just in the Octagon, but in life. Congrats Francis, enjoy freedom at last. 💯

    Talum CanesTalum Canes2 ай бұрын
    • He didn’t get beat for it.

      DJ RobertsDJ Roberts2 ай бұрын
    • @brock charz There's no money in MMA that's why Nganou wants that Fury fight.

      El JugadorEl Jugador2 ай бұрын
    • I seen that today bog John fury has come out with it hahaha tyson fury he thinks wants to fight Francis ngannou! This isn't because he wants to make loads of money from a fight with Francis its to test his self against one force of nature like his self!

      tazmantazman2 ай бұрын
    • Indeed u r the 🤴👑 💯. Next, 🆚️ Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk, Luis🦍Ortiz, Dillyan Whyte, Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois. LETS FOOKIN GOOOOO❗🤩🔥⚡⛈🌩🌊🌀👍✊💪😤👏🙏🤝🤑🏦🎰🏧

      Ican AjaIcan Aja2 ай бұрын
    • @brock charz I think the man understands this very well. He's a fighter for a reason. Also he previously said he would've liked being a boxer.

      Andrea PedroniAndrea Pedroni2 ай бұрын
  • Go get that life you've fought for Francis !! All blessings

    F-LOGF-LOGАй бұрын
  • this made me respect francis even more. dude is REAL power, in life and in the cage.

    Nick WernerNick WernerАй бұрын
  • Full respect for this guy!

    WilliaxrWilliaxrАй бұрын
  • I don’t know much about Ngannou, but he’s obviously a class guy, appears very genuine, I haven’t seen his fights hard to imagine him crushing guys

    Charles HearnCharles HearnАй бұрын
  • No matter what they say all you need to ask them. "Have you ever been a Champion?" Good luck with your future and career opportunities to come I wish you all the best💪

    Anderson ThomasAnderson ThomasАй бұрын
  • This man stands on what he believes and is unmoveable with it. He creates his path and walks it with stride and unbelievable faith. What a MAN he is. His story is crazy and he still won’t settle for anything he doesn’t deserve. Truly an incredible man.

    IceIce2 ай бұрын
    • He didn't dip, he wouldn't agree to UFC contract and they cut him.

      Jimmy LawrenceJimmy Lawrence2 ай бұрын
    • Indeed u r the 🤴👑 💯. Next, 🆚️ Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk, Luis🦍Ortiz, Dillyan Whyte, Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois. LETS FOOKIN GOOOOO❗🤩🔥⚡⛈🌩🌊🌀👍✊💪😤👏🙏🤝🤑🏦🎰🏧

      Ican AjaIcan Aja2 ай бұрын
    • @Ethan Abecasis Not true 😆

      Honestly HonestHonestly Honest2 ай бұрын
    • Strange he decided to stand on it now 😆

      Honestly HonestHonestly Honest2 ай бұрын
    • @Cris Biz Africa

      RedshiftRedshift2 ай бұрын
  • I'm heartbroken that you had left. You were one of my favourites 🖤

    CJCJАй бұрын
  • Beaucoup de respect pour tous tu as fait et experiencé. Il serait une rêve de te voir boxing contre Usyk ou Fury, quiconque va gagner les titres.

    YouKnowWhoIAmYtYouKnowWhoIAmYtАй бұрын
  • This is what the world beed to be like . Knowing your worth .. knowing what you stand for .. knowing what you want /like . If the world could be more like this

    ⛓Al€xandEr 1829⛓Al€xandEr 182925 күн бұрын
  • We are with you Champ you are very humble man and you will always be one of the best MMA Champ

    Javed KhanJaved KhanАй бұрын
  • How can you not love Francis. His story, his come up. His dedication to the fight game. Man, do what you want, u deserve the best.

    Oozzie HalifaOozzie HalifaАй бұрын
  • “The only thing I’m scared of is to be trapped” I feel that Francis and I wish you the best. ❤

    Brandi FlugenceBrandi Flugence2 ай бұрын
    • @Game of Unfair contract is an unfair contract. If it doesnt meet the standards of Francis and he is smart enough to walk away, I say good for him. We all gotta do whats best for ourselves.

      Fct 8306 On Two WheelsFct 8306 On Two Wheels2 ай бұрын
    • @Calvin shaw not to mention the danger he puts himself in, with the other heavyweights in the division. And I'm sure with the genetics he has. He probably has generational trauma from being restrained or something. Because people would know they can't do anything physically to stop him, so they would restrain him out of fear of his strength

      Tyler GTyler G2 ай бұрын
    • Definitely knew he didn't want to be there and that takes guts because that's basically breaking a trauma for most of us.

      OCDOCD2 ай бұрын
    • @Game of dude did you understand that even in that position YOU CAN'T HAVE A SPONSOR??? People accept to enter in the game first of all because the contract sponsor! We have seen Ye lose millions of dollars just because a sponsor, Adidas, retired the contract as sponsor! Wake up, the UFC dominates every money that fighter bring from the world! Hope things,after that video of Francis, will change in the UFC!

      Salah FrancoSalah Franco2 ай бұрын
    • i hope he finds a way to still make money

      JRJR2 ай бұрын
  • A humble man like you will always be respected and welcomed with shower of red roses. Love from India brother 🇮🇳.

    Itz DaChangeItz DaChangeАй бұрын
  • I respect you even more than I did before Francis

    sz2016sz2016Ай бұрын
  • Va de l’avant Francis nous te soutiendrons jusqu’au bout🇨🇲

    lionellionelАй бұрын
  • Ngannou is the pride to Cameroonians and probably the entirety of Sub-Saharan Africa. I'm not African but that's the way I feel. Huge respect to the man!💪

    Class1SportzersClass1SportzersАй бұрын
  • We will welcome you at ONE-FC! They have the most respectful fighters and CEO than any other MMA orgs. We hope to see you dominate there Francis. God bless your career journey!

    Mr. PinSellMr. PinSellАй бұрын
  • Extreme respect for Francis for carrying himself like a real champion. Refusion an 8 million dollar deal because of the unfairness of a contract requires dignity on another level. We all know who the heavyweight champion is, no matter how good the other 2 fighters are.

    Andrea PedroniAndrea Pedroni2 ай бұрын
    • @Shark🦈Ashore🩸 WWE wrestlers do like hundreds of shows a year...

      Jimmy JanglesJimmy Jangles2 ай бұрын
    • @Dredgen Is 8 million enough? there are wwe wrestlers who receive 10 or 12 million a year lol, now you say 8 million is enough? taking real hits , brain danis etc lik

      Shark🦈Ashore🩸Shark🦈Ashore🩸2 ай бұрын
    • @optikalillusion777 isn't that what everyone is saying? Whats Axx?

      DredgenDredgen2 ай бұрын
    • @optikalillusion777 he's getting offers for more than 8 mill? Then yes he's right, can't wait to see who pays him more.

      DredgenDredgen2 ай бұрын
  • Francis, you have to do what is the best for you! Stand & speak up for your believes and follow your heart ! You are a champion inside and outside of the octagon ! Bravo !

    Hodgson CatalinHodgson Catalin2 ай бұрын
  • You are a true champion inside and outside the fight game sir!!!

    jonfairplayjonfairplayАй бұрын
  • So true. In any industry, we all have to take a crap salary in order for us to grow and add more value to yourself and the company you work for. Good on Ngannou

    OhWeSpicyOhWeSpicy18 күн бұрын
  • Francis is the truth for this one man! He’s not just standing up for his own self he is letting the world know, ufc fighters are not paid what they’re worth. For real. #respect 💪

    Matthew EdwardMatthew Edward29 күн бұрын
  • You are the man. Much respect , and good luck on your future endevers

    Chicomm KillerChicomm KillerАй бұрын
  • As I learn more and more about Francis, the more respect I have for his mother. Living in a poverty stricken community, she raises this kind, respectful, determined man. His mother deserves much respect. A man that overcame more odds than most people see in a lifetime. In an organization where their champions generally have been training since they were young children, Francis became world champion in less than 10 years of training. We love you Francis. It will be exciting to watch you develop and your career unfold. Your success will give other fighters the confidence to step out and force organizations to change in favor of the fighters.

    Eric RollingsEric Rollings2 ай бұрын
    • That was'nt a smart move...He suppose to fight Jon Jones ,,,,then retire with $8 million in the bank,,,,that's what lennox lewis did,,,,lennox beat everybody in boxing,,,then retired a legend

      Work HomeWork Home2 ай бұрын
    • Francis is a good hearted man! God bless he and his family!

      WD 007WD 0072 ай бұрын
    • Such a gentle monster of a man

      Kin Uor ThelKin Uor Thel2 ай бұрын
    • Well said, momma is the champ!

      FlammaFlamma2 ай бұрын
  • There's no reason those punks take the lion share when YOU are the lion. Wherever you go, we'll be watching. Respect

    ice la honkice la honkАй бұрын
  • Respect....for any man that realizes his own value.. 🙏

    j dj dАй бұрын
  • Tremendous fighter and a thoughtful man. Respect. If a UFC fighter feels his pay is too low, then do something else; it's that simple.

    Surely WooSurely Woo20 күн бұрын
  • Nothing but respect for you Francis. Comme quoi on peut être un vrai balèze, avoir connu la pauvreté et refuser de continuer à se faire exploiter. Bravo à toi mon frère.

    Maitre SeezoMaitre SeezoАй бұрын
  • Big respect Francis ! Know your worth king 💯

    The Toko UpzThe Toko Upz21 күн бұрын
  • Francis has overcome so many life obstacles and challenges and kept his principles and integrity every step of the way. He’s one of the greatest in the cage but even greater outside of the cage.

    Mikel TrussMikel Truss2 ай бұрын
    • We should #boycottufc or everyone who buys a ticket bring a "ngannou" poster or something to put pressure on UFC

      James HernandezJames Hernandez2 ай бұрын
    • so what was "restrictive" in ufc contracts that other mma (take "eagle" or "one") don't have? i wonder coz ngannou did not gave any examples...

      Jimmy TinioJimmy Tinio2 ай бұрын
    • I've meet quite a few Africans and there's a lot of people of his level of character

      Simpin' Aint Easy !Simpin' Aint Easy !2 ай бұрын
  • respect, wishing you the best francis, hoping you get the bag in boxing or whatever you choose to do

    JacksonJacksonАй бұрын
  • Good for Francis man, I think he’ll be a champion anywhere he chooses to go

    PuneetamTwentyPuneetamTwentyАй бұрын
  • Hey Bro Nganou, critic is a bigger part of success. Never feel devalued. We all know that you are welcome to others opinions that really makes you stronger instead. Who can challenge your success journey from the native roots to where you are today!! Bro you are a great person, take it for granted ❤❤❤

    Ma belle NdiMa belle NdiАй бұрын