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Francis Ngannou reacts to Jon Jones injury, UFC 295 withdrawal: ‘It’s never good news’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Francis Ngannou takes no comfort in knowing the UFC heavyweight title fight is off due to injury. Though he departed the promotion as heavyweight champion in 2022, Ngannou won’t let pettiness enter his mind. Hearing Jon Jones fell out of the UFC 295 main event vs. Stipe Miocic due to a […]

Coach Eric Nicksick: Francis Ngannou taking Tyson Fury ‘very seriously,’ not just showing up for payday

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Eric Nicksick is aware of the criticism and talk surrounding Francis Ngannou’s dive into the boxing world, but he assures the critics the former UFC heavyweight champion is in it to win it, not just collect a big payday. Nicksick, head coach at Xtreme Couture, sees Ngannou motivated and dialed in […]

Video: Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou open workout live stream

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/tyson-fury-vs-francis-ngannou-open-workout-live-stream-video October 25, 2023 12:30 pm ET RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Tyson Fury, Francis Ngannou and the remainder of Saturday’s “Battle of the Baddest” boxing card will take part in open workouts Wednesday, and MMA Junkie […]

Video: Boxers offer keys to success for Francis Ngannou against Tyson Fury

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/video-boxers-offer-keys-to-success-for-francis-ngannou-against-tyson-fury Matthew Wells and Mike Bohn October 25, 2023 12:00 pm ET RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is just days away from the toughest test of his combat sports career. Making […]

Tyson Fury: Francis Ngannou fight is ’50-50′ but he’d struggle to hit me with ‘a handful of rice’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Tyson Fury plans to give Francis Ngannou a rude introduction to the world of boxing on Saturday. Fury, the WBC heavyweight boxing champion, will welcome former UFC heavyweight titleholder Ngannou to his boxing debut in a 10-round bout that airs on pay-per-view. Although Fury thinks Ngannou is taking on far too […]

Francis Ngannou: Knocking out Tyson Fury will be ‘different feeling’ from UFC highlights

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Francis Ngannou has delivered a plethora of epic knockouts during his combat sports career, but he thinks a finish of Tyson Fury would hit different. Ngannou, a former UFC heavyweight champion, will make his professional boxing debut on Saturday when he meets WBC heavyweight titleholder Fury in a 10-round bout that […]

Spinning Back Clique LIVE (noon ET): UFC 294 fallout for Makhachev, Volkanovski and Chimaev, plus Fury-Ngannou and more

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/ufc-294-opinion-analysis-video-makhachev-volkanovski-fury-ngannou-mma-boxing-news October 23, 2023 8:00 am ET Check out this week’s “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly live show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week’s panel of Farah […]