Francis Ngannou just cannot wait to get a different shot at the UFC heavyweight title.
The contender and former title challenger is tired of waiting around on the sideline for yet another title shot at champion Stipe Miocic. Ngannou (15-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) is the No. 1-rated contender in the UFC’s official heavyweight rankings and currently finds himself on 4-combat winning streak – with all wins by knockout.
Still inspite of the outstanding run, it’s not known when the belt will be defended once more, and significantly fewer who will be the next challenger. It’s a hard time for Ngannou.
“I’m in a situation which is extremely difficult,” Ngannou instructed Early morning Kombat. “… I’m in my primary age and I’m squandering time with no combating, so it’s variety of frustrating.
“We have to get one thing to inspire us. We have to make income. We have to do a little something for preventing. At times when you wake up, it is seriously really hard to go to the gym and prepare mainly because you will need that commitment. Like, ‘OK, I’m coaching, but for what? When will I combat?’ I really do not know. So you have no clue about anything and it’s challenging to locate inspiration.”
UFC president Dana White spoke briefly in Oct of likely booking the Miocic-Ngannou rematch for March, but there haven’t been any updates.
Miocic (20-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) most just lately defended the title in August when he outpointed Daniel Cormier in a trilogy rubber match at UFC 252. It was the 1st time the belt was productively defended given that August 2019.
Considering that Ngannou missing to Miocic for the title in January 2018, the belt has only been defended four situations. “The Predator” would like to see a lot more championship fights at heavyweight and thinks the very low degree of title fights is hurting the division.
“If matters have been moving on, this would not be an issue,” Ngannou said. “Many divisions have three or 4 title defenses a 12 months. We’re speaking about a division where by there is been just one title defense a 12 months, so it offers a ton of challenging positions for contenders. And then they get lined up and lined up, but no a person seriously moves.
“I assume if there would be a few, four title defenses a year, everyone would combat for the title. It’s under no circumstances in excess of the constrained amount of title defenses that have to be established – it just demands to maintain on going. What they must do is discover a way to make the heavyweight division move on once more for the reason that correct now, it is caught.”