UFC heavyweight champ eyes boxing for bigger payday


After Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder rocked the sports world with their instant classic
‘bout, the hype poked interest to some especially in the UFC.
UFC President Dana White has been a big critic of the sport however, most of his stars
are now thinking of shifting to the square ring for bigger money.
The latest to voice out was reigning heavyweight king Francis Ngannou.
“Well, it [MMA] is more difficult [than boxing]. I feel I should not be needing to borrow
money for my training camp,” he said on The MMA Hour.
“At some point, I’m gonna go after those money. I’m gonna go to that boxing for
sure…I’m not challenging the system, I’m just saying my right.”
He may have what it takes to cross sport as he has background on boxing growing up.
“First of all, boxing is my background. Boxing was my first love for a very long time,” he
said in a previous interview.
“For more than 10 years I have been loving boxing without even knowing what MMA
was,” he continued. “Then, I get in MMA by opportunity, but still boxing lover. So, I think,
at some point, I can end up to cross paths with that dream.”
One of the famous people to cross sport was Conor McGregor who bagged tons of
dollar with his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.