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BKFC will make Francis Ngannou an offer.

After his release from the UFC, Ngannou now has a plethora of choices as he searches for a new home.

Ngannou has been immersed in a contract dispute with the UFC and CEO Dana White for a lengthy period because he was pursuing a new agreement with significantly more cash. Although the Cameroonian icon was the UFC heavyweight champion, he had his sights set on wealthy fights in the boxing arena, such as contests with Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.

Ngannou's departure from the UFC was officially confirmed over the weekend. He had been unable to come to terms on a contract renewal, which would have required him to abandon his heavyweight title permanently. It is now anticipated that he would receive a variety of proposals from competing promotions, including PFL and Bellator, both of which have expressed an interest in signing him.

As a response, on March 4, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the headliner of UFC 285 will feature a fight between former Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former interim Heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane for the vacated championship.

The Bellator President, Scott Coker, retweeted a post from last year in which he stated that he'd appreciate having "The Predator" over to his promotion, in which many former UFC fighters have discovered a home.

“We haven’t talked to him because he’s still under contract, he still has championship fights but if he’s a free agent one day and you know the timing’s right, we feel it’s a good fit and you know we’ll decide that time,” Coker said in an interview in 2022. “The philosophy is still the same, look, if you’re a free agent and you want to come shop your wares and your brand and your business, come talk to us because we are in the business of signing the biggest and the best free agents on the planet.”

Meanwhile, according to BKFC President David Feldman, he is optimistic that this year would mark Ngannou's debut in the squared circle beneath their emblem.

“We’re very interested in signing Francis Ngannou and would very much like to have him compete in the stacked BKFC heavyweight division,” Feldman said Sunday in a statement to MMA Junkie. “We’re tabling an offer for his services, and hopefully fans will see him in the BKFC squared circle in 2023.”

Ngannou has frequently expressed a desire to pursue a career in boxing, and he has reportedly asked that a stipulation be added to any future UFC contracts allowing him to be relieved from his obligations and permitted to negotiate fight deals in the sport. However, with Ngannou being forced to consider his opportunities, he now confronts a bleak future that is not to be settled swiftly.

The "Gypsy King" has already prepared a three-bout plan, making it doubtful that the fight would happen this year despite potential boxing rival Fury's initial proposal for a match as an exhibition. Ngannou has no professional boxing experience, thus he would be greatly completely outclassed in the ring by the best of the best. Even so, it's impossible to resist daydreaming about seeing him compete against the sport's top big men.


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