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Jake Paul Tells Francis Ngannou Specific Plan To Start Fighters’ Union

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul recently rejected UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou‘s claim that a fighters’ union is not possible. This year, the fighter pay debate has become pretty synonymous with two individuals: “The Problem Child” and “The Predator.” While Ngannou has suggested he’s an instance of MMA’s premier promotion stifling its fighters contractually, Paul is on the other end of the spectrum, making immense money in the boxing ring while campaigning for improved remuneration for mixed martial artists.
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Jake Paul lays out his plan for a fighter’s union to Francis Ngannou

Jake Paul has been talking about UFC fighter pay a lot ... and now he’s going further and talking about spearheading a fighter’s union. Paul showed up alongside Francis Ngannou for an episode of The Shop, where they discussed issues with UFC’s pay structure and how the promotion treats fighters.
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Brendan Schaub sounds off on Dana White blasting Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury: “Now that you don’t have your hand in the pie, it’s stupid?”

Brendan Schaub doesn’t seem to be a fan of Dana White’s comments on Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury. The two heavyweight champions are in talks for a proposed boxing match next year. While the bout hasn’t been confirmed, Fury and Ngannou have stated it will happen. The pair even had a brief staredown in the ring after The Gypsy King’s victory over Dillian Whyte.
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Dana White bats down ‘stupid’ crossover fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou — ‘Waste of time, energy, and money’

What would happen if the world’s best heavyweight boxer fought the top heavyweight fighter in MMA?. WBC champion Tyson Fury and UFC champion Francis Ngannou want to find out using a mixed-rules bout, a fantasy fight they announced in the wake of the “Gypsy King’s” recent victory over Dillian Whyte last month in London.
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Dana White: Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury ‘definitely not a lock,’ calls matchup ‘waste of time, energy, and money’

Dana White doesn’t think too highly of the UFC’s heavyweight champion going up against Tyson Fury. During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, White was asked for his thoughts on Francis Ngannou chumming it up with Fury inside the ring as the two combat sports stars discussed a potential crossover bout immediately following Fury’s win over Dillian Whyte on April 23 in front of a packed house at Wembley Stadium in London.
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Dan Hooker On Tyson Fury/Francis Ngannou: “It’s Just PR”

UFC fighter Dan Hooker isn’t buying the talk of a Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou superfight just yet. This past weekend, the discussion and hype behind a potential collision between the WBC and The Ring boxing titleholder and the UFC Heavyweight Champion stepped up. Rumors of Ngannou crossing over to the squared circle have been prevalent since the build-up to his latest Octagon appearance at UFC 270 in January.
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Francis Ngannou Confident He Can Stop Tyson Fury if They Fight

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is confident in his ability to score a knockout win over WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Last month, Ngannou was ringside for Fury's knockout of mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in London. After the fight, Ngannou entered the ring and took part in...
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Francis Ngannou confident he can defy the odds and knock out Tyson Fury: ‘It’s not easy, but possible’

Francis Ngannou remains confident that he is going to fight with Tyson Fury, and when he does, he plans to shock the world. This past weekend, Fury kept his undefeated professional boxing record alive with a sensational sixth-round knockout of Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in England. Following the bout, Fury doubled down on his declaration that he would be retiring from professional boxing, but allowed that he was still interested in an exhibition bout with Ngannou, even bringing Ngannou into the ring with him to promote a future “clash of the titans.” It was something Ngannou, who was sitting ringside at the event, was not anticipating, but something he believes shows just how serious both men are about making the superfight happen.
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Between the Links: Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, UFC vs. Bellator MVP, Cejudo’s comeback, more

Will UFC heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou get his wish and box Tyson Fury?. That question is discussed following Fury’s sixth-round KO win over Dillian Whyte this past Saturday and the post-fight moment between the two combat sports champions. In addition, the panel will also react to the Bellator doubleheader and the UFC’s event at the APEX over the weekend and which fighter was the MVP of the slate, Henry Cejudo’s chances for a championship fight in his return to the UFC, UFC Vegas 53 this Saturday — which will be headlined by a bantamweight bout between Rob Font and Marlon Vera — the history making boxing match between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano and more.
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Sean O’Malley believes Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury botched their in-ring confrontation: “At least fake it”

UFC star Sean O’Malley believes Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury could’ve done more with their in-ring confrontation. Last Saturday night, Tyson Fury knocked Dillian Whyte out in the sixth round of their Wembley showdown. In the immediate aftermath of the fight, Fury welcomed UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou into the ring in order to promote a potential crossover fight between them in the future.
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Francis Ngannou Explains Desire To Have Fury Fight On UFC Deal

UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou is focused on a fight with boxing world champion Tyson Fury but doesn’t want to book it alone. Fury announced his retirement from professional boxing last weekend following a knockout win over Dillian Whyte. Just minutes after the fight, his attention turned to a future fight with Ngannou, as they spoke about during a joint interview with ESPN.
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Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou Will Surpass Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, Arum Says

With both world champions coming to an agreement, Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou may finally take place sooner rather than later. After stopping Dillian Whyte over the weekend, Fury brought reigning UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou inside the ring to let everybody know they are serious about taking on each other. There’s still no specific date for the bout, but the pair confirmed that it will be a hybrid fight.
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Eddie Hearn doesn’t believe Tyson Fury will retire, skeptical bout with Francis Ngannou takes place

Eddie Hearn isn’t buying Tyson Fury’s retirement, and he’s skeptical of a superfight with Francis Ngannou as well. This past weekend, Fury delivered a sensational sixth-round KO of Dillian Whyte to retain his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles, with Francis Ngannou sitting ringside. Following his win, Fury declared he was retiring from professional boxing, but called Ngannou into the ring to set up “a clash of the titans” with the UFC heavyweight champion at some point in the future. But the chairman of Matchroom Sport isn’t taking Fury at his word on either count.
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