Francis Ngannou not offered a ONE Championship contract

Francis Ngannou won’t be fighting for ONE Championship anytime soon.

According to ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong, the promotion will no longer be offering Ngannou a deal.

“I met with Francis yesterday for almost 3 hours. ONE has decided to withdraw from the process of bidding for Francis Ngannou’s services.”

Just a few days ago Sityodtong teased that he’d be offering Ngannou a massive deal, but that did not end up happening.

“After careful reflection, we decided not to submit our final offer. Francis is a good guy and a good champion. I wish him continued success and happiness,” Sityodtong said. “At the end of the day, I didn’t feel Francis and I were fully aligned on non-financial matters. It is nothing personal. It is just a lack of alignment.”

It’s unclear what Ngannou thinks of this news or where he will look next.

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