Francis Nganoua on Jon Jones: ‘I wanted that fight’
UFC matchmakers tried to set up a fight between the two john jones And Francis Nganu for about two years. Ngannou was the heavyweight champion at the time and Jones was looking to return for a championship bout.
The fight promotion was unable to reach an agreement with Ngannou and he left the organization. Jones returned and faced Cyril Gane at UFC 285 and won the vacant heavyweight title. talked to nagannu tmz sports About talks to confront Jones.
“Look, I wanted that fight too. I am the one who started that fight two years ago. I wanted that fight, but where was Jon Jones at the time? I don’t know no one even seems interested granule white, No one seems interested. They always find a way to get around it,” Ngannu said.
“Today, it’s not about that fight, it’s not that they wanted to give me that fight, it’s the price I had to pay to get that fight. I chased that fight as long as I could and listen, I’ve learned in life that you have to let it go. You have to let things go, otherwise they will bite you and take your hand. I wanted that fight so bad, and I couldn’t do it at any cost. That’s what I’ll always say.”
Ngannou isn’t closing the door on an eventual return to the UFC, but acknowledged the situation has become personal.
“I’ve tried to manage it as gently as I can,” he said. “I did everything in my power to move on, and it didn’t work. I’ll never close the door, but now, it’s not something we can discuss [right now] Because it has become very personal. I’m hearing them talk about it right now. They’re upset, there’s a lot of anger, but I’m good.”
(quote from MMAFighting)
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