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Francis Ngannou Reveals How Much $$$ He Left On The Table – After Turning Down UFC’s Offer

Francis Ngannou Reveals How Much $$$ He Left On The Table – After Turning Down UFC’s Offer

Francis Ngannou recently revealed that was financially struggling before his last fight under the UFC banner…
To the extent that Kamaru Usman, the former UFC welterweight champion, provided him with a $200,000 loan.

Reflecting on his financial circumstances around the time of his UFC departure, Ngannou disclosed that for his bout against then-interim champion Ciryl Gane, he received a purse of $600,000; a figure significantly lower than what was initially proposed by the UFC.

Ngannou shared more in the conversation with Pound 4 Pound:

He (Kamaru Usman) was aware of many offers I declined from the UFC during negotiations.

Despite the UFC’s offer of $5,000,000 for the same fight, I only took $600,000.
I was indeed broke at that time, and I owed Usman $200,000.

He further elaborated on his decision:

I had a vision and my path, which I was determined to follow, regardless of the monetary offer.

Yes, I desperately needed the money, having never seen such an amount before, but I couldn’t compromise my aspirations for it.

Ngannou is taking on former world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, today – March 8, in the boxing ring.