Francis Ngannou Goes Deep on UFC Relationship, Fight for ‘Freedom,’ Future After UFC 270 Win

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    Francis Ngannou discusses his win at UFC 270, the doctor who said he shouldn’t take the fight, what happened the first two rounds, when he “broke” Ciryl Gane, if he will return to the UFC, a potential boxing fight with Tyson Fury, his turning point with the UFC, and much more on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.

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Beige Frequency
Beige Frequency

There is really only one word to describe Francis: Inspirational. The man has done so much and come so far to chase his dream. He is the definition of a champion and it has simply been awe inspiring to witness his journey.

Vor 3 Monate
Akin Egbedina
Akin Egbedina

@Power & Glory lol, veeery softly indeed. The body slams were super soft.

Vor 2 Monate
Akin Egbedina
Akin Egbedina

@Austyn MoonVery true my man, watershed moment indeed. UFC will need to put their house in order from this point onwards.

Vor 2 Monate
Salva Looez
Salva Looez

@Ron P. bitter little girl

Vor 2 Monate
Yuckesh
Yuckesh

"If i lose I'm Cameroonian, if I win I'm French" is a very powerful statement.

Vor 3 Monate
Ugo
Ugo

I don't think that's the general statement though. The toxic voices will always come before the positive ones. Don't let this make you think most people are bad

Vor 25 Tage
VukanS
VukanS

@asdknjakljye He's sneaking French

Vor 3 Monate
asdknjakljye
asdknjakljye

Didn't he sneak into France?

Vor 3 Monate
Yuckesh
Yuckesh

@Lupara Bianca "France representative" and Cameroonian are two different things lad.

Vor 3 Monate
Golden states warriors bandwagon Destroyer
Golden states warriors bandwagon Destroyer

It’s like that mostly in European countries. they will bring up your origins as soon as you lose.

Vor 3 Monate
Broly The Brodie
Broly The Brodie

-Ariel asks Francis why the french media disrespecting him 11:59 -Ariel asks Francis if he was worried Ciryl Gane would find out about his injury before the fight 13:08 -Ariel asks Francis what happened in the first two rounds of the match 16:28 -Francis explains how he managed to win the third round of the fight 18:47 -Ariel asks Francis about the moment with his coach Erick going into the 5th round 20:56 -Ariel asks Francis if he consider his recent victory over Ciryl Gane the best one in his career 22:45 -Ariel asks Francis if he really made 600k after the fight 23:53 -Ariel asks Francis if he wanted to stop fighting for the ufc 24:44 -Ariel asks Francis again if he still wants to fight for the ufc 28:36 -Ariel asks Francis if he's willing to walk away (from the ufc) if necessary 29:07 -Ariel asks Francis if he noticed that it wasn't Dana White who put the belt around his waist 30:47 -Ariel asks Francis if he's going to need surgery 31:41 -Ariel asks Francis if anything happened backstage after the fight was over 33:33 -Ariel asks Francis if he was getting sued by the ufc 36:35 -Ariel asks Francis about a future Fury vs Ngannou Boxing match possibility 40:01 -Ariel asks Francis if he saw Jon Jones's Tweets 44:13 -Ariel asks Francis what he wants to happen next year 46:44 You’re welcome.

Vor 3 Monate
UFC Fanatic
UFC Fanatic

World would've been more better place if it had more people like you

Vor Monat
Devin Hawkins
Devin Hawkins

Thank you 🔥🙏

Vor 3 Monate
Leo The LioN
Leo The LioN

This needs to be at the top of the comments. Thanks

Vor 3 Monate
Adeloye Segun
Adeloye Segun

You are simply the best, thanks alot and God bless you greatly

Vor 3 Monate
Terry In Da Chat
Terry In Da Chat

thank u thank u

Vor 3 Monate
playapapapa23
playapapapa23

This dude is a walking billboard for the spirit of humanity. Saying he’s an inspiration is an understatement.

Vor 3 Monate
Akin Egbedina
Akin Egbedina

You're right on the button, my man. His Resilience beats imagination.

Vor 2 Monate
BK
BK

“He looked like me, the first time I fought Stipe” Francis is learning and making adjustments. Humble enough to recognize his mistakes and get better. Truly more than a knockout artist now. And still evolving.

Vor 3 Monate
ChillingB
ChillingB

@Rosebed416 lel

Vor 3 Monate
Daniel Lee
Daniel Lee

*aaaaaaaand STIIIILLLL evolving.

Vor 3 Monate
SomeBlackGuy
SomeBlackGuy

Didn't think I could respect Francis anymore than I already do, but here we are.

Vor 3 Monate
Chizzelfingers
Chizzelfingers

@Giannis 4MVP ya francis lost...lost all bargaining power and lost any hope of a boxing career with that boring ,not even sold out show. sry facts hurt you little lady

Vor 3 Monate
Medit-8
Medit-8

'Freedom doesn't work with money, you give up one for the other' What a line. This man can't be bought.

Vor 3 Monate
Help Help
Help Help

@rashid maxamed also 7 mil is not much when these guys start buying mansions and cars. They make bad business deals. The UFC is successful cause Dana is a savage businessman. Imagine if he caved in to tito years ago.

Vor 3 Monate
Help Help
Help Help

@rashid maxamed wheres he gonna get a better deal? Boxing lol. Hes not a boxer. Bellator? If bellator paid so great why do most of the Ex UFC fighters join them when their at the end of their careers and no longer champions. And most bellator champs are trying to get in the UFC.

Vor 3 Monate
highlandritz
highlandritz

Though a tad tenuous, this reminds me of a rant the late, great Patrice O'Neal went on re: "golden handcuffs" those who attain a certain level of success in the entertainment industry are bound by.

Vor 3 Monate
highlandritz
highlandritz

@rashid maxamed Well said.

Vor 3 Monate
rashid maxamed
rashid maxamed

@Help Help if it was only about the money Francis would've taken the 7 mill he would've made so far and the millions more he would made just being a Yes man today. The money is important, but the principle and the terms of a deal are important too.

Vor 3 Monate
Rick Okyere's Insight Series
Rick Okyere's Insight Series

This guy is not just muscles. He is one of the most intelligent fighters in the game right now. The pride of Africa

Vor 3 Monate
Rose Hans
Rose Hans

100% correct. I thought his mental state wasn't all the way there...I was very wrong. I apologize Francis. You are a true Champion

Vor 3 Monate
next A
next A

You're totally right

Vor 3 Monate
Rinchen Wangchuk
Rinchen Wangchuk

Hands down, one of the best MMA interviews I've ever seen. Fantastic job, Ariel. Ngannou comes across as a man of conscience, whose demands by any measure sound reasonable. The man is also speaking up for fighters who can't. A true champion inside and outside the octagon. Dana White and the UFC shouldn't be allowed to run away from the very legitimate concerns he has raised in this interview. Much respect for the Champ from India!

Vor 3 Monate
Phoresight
Phoresight

@Potomac they literally offered him millions...imagine being loud and wrong

Vor 3 Monate
F Ward
F Ward

It blows my mind that ufc doesn't offer their fighters health insurance. That's insane and all fighters in the organisation need to rise up.

Vor 3 Monate
m0rx
m0rx

This is probably one of the greatest interviews that Ariel has done. Especially about what’s been going on with a huge organization. Certainly exposes what happens behind the cameras and gives us the opportunity to understand what decisions you choose in life. Francis has shown his priorities and sticks with it. Always believed in himself and stuck through all the circumstances he’s been experiencing. True champion in the octagon and out.

Vor 3 Monate
mmadigest
mmadigest

Legendary fight for him dealing with everything he was dealing with, losing 2 rounds, and then winning the next 3 with a totally different style of fighting.

Vor 3 Monate
alcott devalte
alcott devalte

@Osi O Because Francis didn't do anything during ground control besides in round 3. Gane landed more strikes and went for 3 submission attempts on the ground. Francis didn't even land a punch on Gane's face during the standup...

Vor 3 Monate
alcott devalte
alcott devalte

@Bentle, The Heir Of Bentropolis  Gane landed more strikes in every single round besides round 3 where Francis only landed 3 more strikes than him. And Gane went for 3 submission attempts while Francis went for none. Francis took him down 4 times while Gane only once. I had Gane winning round 1 and 2, and a close round 5.

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Ronan
Ronan

@alcott devalte hahahaha

Vor 3 Monate
Osi O
Osi O

@alcott devalte why? Because the weasel says so?

Vor 3 Monate
TimeBucks
TimeBucks

Francis is so physically scary

Vor 3 Monate
Robert Smith
Robert Smith

He’s a gentle giant for sure but yeah I definitely wouldn’t want to piss him off

Vor 3 Monate
Shawn Haning
Shawn Haning

Seriously, this is the first Ariel interview I've ever watched front to back. Absolutely captivating. Francis is legendary.

Vor 3 Monate
Farhang Emamifar
Farhang Emamifar

@Aunchient Pistol You're right. He pushes it way too much, but it has a reason. he is pointing out the truth behind the scene. There's some hands which try hard to prevent the truth from getting out. there's a mafia behind ufc. there's a system which operates in a way to oppress the fighters in a controlled way. he is the only guy who points to the stuff. but he can't talk. like other people.

Vor 3 Monate
Prakul Rathnakar
Prakul Rathnakar

Legendary? Yes the legendary champ that fights once a year 😂

Vor 3 Monate
Aunchient Pistol
Aunchient Pistol

@Farhang Emamifar Ariel pushes it way too much, has a reputation for it, but he's getting a bit better about it, while still going to the edge to get it out of the interviewee. Still, this interview stayed friendly and that's good too

Vor 3 Monate
Ngo Matés
Ngo Matés

His JRE when he tells his story of how he got from Cameroon to France is out the gate. He's had a crazy life

Vor 3 Monate
Raul Perez
Raul Perez

@Dustin Demuth just look at Brett Okamoto asking all Easy questions at ESPN. No wonder why Dana likes him so much

Vor 3 Monate
usama ja'afar
usama ja'afar

Ton of respect for Francis....he is extremely smart and comes with a big heart. That fight wasn't for him alone, it is for all those oppressed by tyranny...

Vor 3 Monate
steve paris
steve paris

@Matthew Neufer so sorry Mr Big Brains LMFAO

Vor 3 Monate
B Cameo
B Cameo

@steve paris these kids so overly dramatic man. They’re all part of the “rebellion” smh

Vor 3 Monate
Adiyudha Aji
Adiyudha Aji

Word 💯💯💯

Vor 3 Monate
Impressive IQ
Impressive IQ

I get so touched and emotional anytime I listen to Francis talk. He is a living testament of greatness.

Vor 3 Monate
Theme Master
Theme Master

@rashid maxamed I guess people don't distinguish between saying no after the contract has finished and saying no before it has finished? Saying no before the contract has finished is a thing, with opposing views on freedom and force. This isn't even a thing. This is just a guy making a life choice.

Vor 3 Monate
Theme Master
Theme Master

@rashid maxamed Do those other fighters wait until the contract is over before asking for more money?

Vor 3 Monate
rashid maxamed
rashid maxamed

@Theme Master his contract has essentially ended, but the UFC still gets 1 year to exclusively negotiate with him. He's not disrespecting any contract and legally/technically never has. Francis (and plenty of other fighters) are just asking for better paying contracts, more flexibility and freedom. Especially if the UFC wants to treat them like independent contractors and not employees.

Vor 3 Monate
Theme Master
Theme Master

@thehihatchi Why is it a big thing on YouTube that Francis won't prolong the contract?

Vor 3 Monate
Theme Master
Theme Master

@thehihatchi So what's the big fuss over??

Vor 3 Monate
Thetimelesstea
Thetimelesstea

Francis is a legend to speak out like this. One of the greatest MMA interviews of all time. Big FU to the UFC 🇨🇲🇨🇲🇨🇲👑👑👑

Vor 3 Monate
Danny Sibanda
Danny Sibanda

@Mont Gon 🤣🤣🤣🤣👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿

Vor 3 Monate
Josh Feehan
Josh Feehan

@Evans Mugambi na but he's promoted him alot although business is business

Vor 3 Monate
Mont Gon
Mont Gon

@Danny Sibanda lol yeah I’m sure it’s the latter 😂

Vor 3 Monate
Danny Sibanda
Danny Sibanda

@Corey UFC confusion at its' best, me thinks 😊😊😊🤣🤣🤣🤣

Vor 3 Monate
djef ardeur
djef ardeur

''Freedom doesn't work well with money, u give up one, to get the other one''. Now I truly understand why this guy won, he has that true warrior mindset. He understands life philosophy and life is all about fighting and staying true to yourself !

Vor 3 Monate
Akin Egbedina
Akin Egbedina

... Fashion World; Movies; Brands Ambassador... the possibilities are massive.

Vor 2 Monate
Akin Egbedina
Akin Egbedina

The money will come, trust me. The possibilities for Francis outside UFC/MMA are terrific.

Vor 2 Monate
Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

I am so close to being convinced that this could be the moment for the UFC to have a real change. The issue of reasonable compensation is coming up more and more and as the organization grows, it has to get to a point where this topic is approached seriously. Crossing my fingers for all these fighters because if a few of these champions speak out, it'll be hard to ignore. Hats off to Ariel for using his platform to give the fighter a platform to discuss these matters, because this sport we all love is nothing without the athletes.

Vor 3 Monate
David
David

@Blue Moon This is a new generation. Fury can also vacate his belts and go after the 💰 fights that he wants on his terms. He's not going to fight many more years anyway

Vor 3 Monate
David
David

Francis needs to move on UFC to bigger and better things

Vor 3 Monate
NDNstrength
NDNstrength

Doubt it but it’s another sludge hammer to the wall.

Vor 3 Monate
Mighty Zeus
Mighty Zeus

This was pure gold. That's the first time I've ever gotten choked up listening to a fighter talk. And props to you Ariel, the master interviewer- you know when to probe, and when to say nothing at all. And yes, that's the most important interview in mma history (not just yours). Just, wow, great interview.

Vor 3 Monate
Courtneh R
Courtneh R

Ariel really knows when to prove!

Vor 3 Monate
Hunter 45
Hunter 45

Very intelligent person, he just gained alot more fans with this interview. Francis Clearly showed that there is always two side to the story.

Vor 3 Monate
AGFB40
AGFB40

It was always Francis vs the evil greedy ufc

Vor 3 Monate
aws al-ghamdi
aws al-ghamdi

Francis is a true example for champion inside and outside the octagon

Vor 3 Monate
Junaid van Rensburg
Junaid van Rensburg

@Johnny Sack boring? No actually technical chess match if you train and fight you would appreciate.. especially if the dudes acl was blown. 2 years I’ve been battling

Vor 3 Monate
William Kraba
William Kraba

@Perhaps he is not respectful at all he diss all my country with his lies

Vor 3 Monate
Johnny Sack
Johnny Sack

Fight was super boring. Kinda shitty. Hope he doesn’t resign with ufc

Vor 3 Monate
William Kraba
William Kraba

Francis just lied and insulted 70 millions of peoples

Vor 3 Monate
Kota Lz
Kota Lz

Maybe when he’s on camera

Vor 3 Monate
Mr A
Mr A

Francis's story is a movie. I can't honestly believe that the UFC doesn't know the potential super star they have. Its crazy. We need more champs to do what Francis is doing right now. if a few more champs stood up, some real change could happen.

Vor 3 Monate
Hilaire Mouaffo
Hilaire Mouaffo

Dana White is treating him like the little African child who should be happy with the crumbs he's dropping at his feet. There are people who have some integrity not to sell their souls, and Francis is one of those.

Vor 2 Monate
Chiti
Chiti

sometimes power makes people blind, thats what happening with Dana White

Vor 3 Monate
Shawn Lauderdale
Shawn Lauderdale

It’s legitimately a movie backstory and that just shows you the size of Danas ego. It’s wild to blow this opportunity

Vor 3 Monate
Sam Freeman
Sam Freeman

Completely agree! Amazing story. There has to be a movie made one day surely

Vor 3 Monate
Manny Grey
Manny Grey

I never thought i'd see a Legend come into existence in my lifetime. Francis and his story are truly like something from mythology. He has wholeheartedly earned the title of Champion and for right now, he undoubtedly is the Baddest Man on the Planet.

Vor 3 Monate
9snaga
9snaga

MMA fighters won't realise it now but Francis is a hero for all the fighters. He has the courage to do what 90% of them won't/can't do. Shame they aren't backing him because of UFC/Dana phobia.

Vor 3 Monate
F Vue
F Vue

If Conor did this during his double champ days, he would be have changed the game forever.

Vor 3 Monate
Shawn Gilbert
Shawn Gilbert

All champions could

Vor 3 Monate
9snaga
9snaga

@king kappa "..won't or can't.." they don't all fall into the same category. But they are not all in the same category. He made the hard, choice not because it was easy for him. Nothing this important will come easy. That's why realistically fighters will never have a union and the benefits thereof unless the government/courts intervene.

Vor 3 Monate
king kappa
king kappa

Maybe because none of them are in the position to speak out like Francis is. A champ, has the hype of the sports/attention of the world, and contract running out

Vor 3 Monate
InternationalWaters
InternationalWaters

Fantastic interview. Francis' poise during fight week, post fight interview, and today stands tall amongst the greats. Professionalism, charisma, and above all else his honesty and candidness. I applaud him and continue to support him. Great work Ariel.

Vor 3 Monate
Luke Murray
Luke Murray

"We have no health care or insecure which is understandable for an independent contractor, but if we are independent contractors treat as such" - Francis Ngannou 🔥💯

Vor 3 Monate
Tyler Reeves
Tyler Reeves

Uncle Dana using Vince McMahon tactics with the contractor wordplay haha

Vor 3 Monate
Alejandro
Alejandro

@Trap Lord So lowkey he thinks that because he’s not a native English speaker…

Vor 3 Monate
Trap Lord So
Trap Lord So

broooooo i had goosebumps when he said thta. the guy is very intelligent and educated. Dana think Francis was a smooth brain

Vor 3 Monate
Jon Rogochicken
Jon Rogochicken

The respect I have for this man is immeasurable. “You choose one, money or freedom” 👏

Vor 3 Monate
anglojojo
anglojojo

Jab or no job :P

Vor 3 Monate
Alejandro
Alejandro

@Junkee Monkee you’re dense dense. He’s sacrificing money right now for the ability for him to make more based on being free. He’s restricted by contract but wants autonomy over his finances as an independent contractor… this comment will still go over your head though

Vor 3 Monate
Perhaps
Perhaps

Yeah look at McGregor, the money has made him sick in the soul. Sad to watch.

Vor 3 Monate
Northernblu1
Northernblu1

Francis crushed this interview, highly intelligent and entertaining to watch and listen to. Francis is the man!

Vor 3 Monate
Dhruvish Kapadia
Dhruvish Kapadia

Francis ain't gonna be bullied. He isn't just a beast inside the Octagon but also carries himself with grace outside. He deserves all the respect & kudos! What happens next is upto UFC but As true Francis Fans I will follow his journey wherever he goes!

Vor 3 Monate
REMONA-_ T[A]P Me!! To Have [S]EX💞 With Me
REMONA-_ T[A]P Me!! To Have [S]EX💞 With Me

Ton of respect for Francis....he is extremely smart and comes with a big heart. That fight wasn't for him alone, it is for all those oppressed by tyranny...

Vor 3 Monate
Matthew Bray
Matthew Bray

Incredible interview, I hope he gets the fighters what they deserve

Vor 3 Monate
6Bird Gang9
6Bird Gang9

They Have No Choice Now Hes Pitting Alot Of Pressure On The UFC Now This Is What The Fighters Like Diaz And Masvidal ETC Been Waiting For

Vor 3 Monate
Marlon
Marlon

Francis is the embodiment of class and grace. What a guy.

Vor 3 Monate
Holiwuudh
Holiwuudh

I agree... I wrote a long response, then I realized you already said everything i wanted to say in few words lol thanks

Vor 3 Monate
Rich Waight
Rich Waight

Francis is smart and pricipled and highly intelligent. In all his interviews he is always impressive and you can't help admire him!

Vor 3 Monate
lucien granger
lucien granger

Such a powerful interview man... Francis is such a wonderful man... with so much poise... its really hard to dislike him and his incredible experiences... you just sit back and marvel in awe... a person that has been through so much, yet is still smiling and still able to show so much composure and calmness... truly a Gentle Giant!!!!

Vor 3 Monate
Jay C
Jay C

So glad that I clicked on this interview. Francis you’re a role model to many!

Vor 3 Monate
Nathan Dust
Nathan Dust

I am so proud of Francis for standing up for what he believes in and sticking to his principles. He has gained everyone’s respect.

Vor 3 Monate
Devin Hawkins
Devin Hawkins

“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get what I want” he’s not lying he literally escaped from Cameroon and became the UFC Heavyweight Champion. He also lives by the motto that “you have to create your own destiny.” He’s one of the most inspirational athletes of all time and I hope that he gets treated fairly in whatever organization he chooses to fight for.

Vor 3 Monate
Beaches2Mountains
Beaches2Mountains

Man, I got sooo much respect for this man..his humbleness, competitive drive, professionalism, and pure character as a man. Such integrity and sheer honesty comes from this man's mouth. I feel like he's the same person whether the cameras are on or off. Much Respect Francis !!

Vor 3 Monate
Jason Barry
Jason Barry

Incredible enlightening interview— so much transparency from Francis— he’s a true champ through and through!

Vor 3 Monate
LuiRenzo
LuiRenzo

Wow, Ariel this was an amazing interview and Francis is an absolute inspiration to the world 🌎. Ariel, I’ve been listening to you and your interviews for a long time and I have to say that this one particularly compelled me to send this message. I’m another speck in this universe as we all are, but there are specs that inspire as Francis is doing now and I have to say, “You Sir are another speck of Inspiration as well”. Keep up the good work my man.

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Richard Dixon
Richard Dixon

Massive respect to Francis. And I'll support him no matter where he goes from here. He is a true champion. In life. And a great role model for people to look up to.

Vor 3 Monate
Caryn Whitfield
Caryn Whitfield

What an amazing interview, Francis a real dude, Principal over money 💴. Possibly my 2nd favorite fighter, right after MAX!

Vor 3 Monate
Old Boy
Old Boy

Im honestly just so happy for Francis for how the fight turned out. This man deserves the world.

Vor 3 Monate
Joshua Brown
Joshua Brown

He's gonna get it too! Dana snubbed him, Francis is going to call his shots. He can retire one fight against Tyson Dosser Fury. He's gonna expose the UFC by his humble actions

Vor 3 Monate
Luke Murray
Luke Murray

@Cool Guy the 5th round the fight took place on the mat. Literally over 4 minutes. Yes Gane got the takedown but had it reversed almost straight away. Yes he went for the leg lock but so was Francis and he got out of it and landed ground and pound. They then controlled the rest of the round. There is literally zero argument for Gane taking that round or the fight. Gane even knew this himself!!!

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Cool Guy
Cool Guy

@Luke Murray the 5th round gane outstruck him, took him down and attempted a submission whereas ngannou just laid on top and didnt do damage. Top control is not scored in the new rules

Vor 3 Monate
Luke Murray
Luke Murray

@Abdul Hadi Mojaddedi Chael opinions are either right on the money or just straight up the worst takes ever. There is no in-between!!

Vor 3 Monate
Luke Murray
Luke Murray

@Cool Guy how anyone can say that fight wasn't scored right is off their head. Not only do you clearly not get MMA but you can't of watched it! First two Gane easy but what round did Gane win after that?? He got controlled for the rest of the fight excluding one little half attempt at a heel hook.

Vor 3 Monate
Saber Belaskri
Saber Belaskri

This man deserves every dime pay the man He's really a warrior and he overcame a lot of difficulties

Vor 3 Monate
Luke Willemse
Luke Willemse

So much love and positivity for you Francis! Keep on doing what you're doing, we're very proud of you. Hopefully I'll get the chance to meet you one day. All the best!

Vor 3 Monate
Pancho El Sancho
Pancho El Sancho

Great interview! You did it again Ariel✊🏼 and congrats to Francis Ngannou✊🏿 he is a modern day gladiator and a great human being! What a story - What a fighter!

Vor 3 Monate
Taha Nasir
Taha Nasir

Respect to Ngannou for dealing with all this bs and still coming out victorious.

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marcel justice
marcel justice

When he said "I looked at him and I saw me when I fought stipe the first time" I felt it... what a strong character Francis is 👏

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Maluatu Avene
Maluatu Avene

@ImadHD not just growth. It also shows self awareness and a high level of confidence and self satisfaction to be able to recognise one of your toughest moments, acknowledge it and also talk about it.

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ImadHD
ImadHD

Legendary growth as a fighter

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ImadHD
ImadHD

18:45

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Vincente Baez
Vincente Baez

It is fantastic to listen to Francis Ngannou's point of view on all these events that took place. Ciryl Gane has a great future, but this is Francis Ngannou's moment.

Vor 3 Monate
Jdirty89
Jdirty89

Francis is one of the best champions ever. True self belief over all the noise. The way he won the last three rounds shows true heart. I hope the ufc smartens up and realizes what they have in Francis. Pay the man, let him box. He will be a true superstar that puts butts in seats.

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Abraham SeCoE
Abraham SeCoE

Now I am really scared of what the UFC could be plotting against Francis. I did not know the UFC can be so creepy

Vor 3 Monate
John Starks
John Starks

I have so much respect for Ngannou. Incredibly inspirational interview. Great job Ariel, much love and respect to you both.

Vor 3 Monate
LR
LR

One of Ariel’s best ever interviews. Francis you truly are an inspiration.

Vor 3 Monate
Kyle Solace
Kyle Solace

@Saad Sandhu dont be sad saad

Vor 3 Monate
Sim Jie
Sim Jie

@aloevv𖤐 lose to a guy that has damaged leg. Lmao

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Grrt Grrt
Grrt Grrt

@aloevv𖤐 if gane was a better fighter he would have walked out with the belt dummy put some respect on Francis

Vor 3 Monate
Daniel Watson
Daniel Watson

Definitely one of his best interviews!

Vor 3 Monate
majolnb
majolnb

Massive respect for Francis. This interview really moved and inspired me to fight for what I want.

Vor 3 Monate
James Gepner
James Gepner

The best, most honest, most fulfilling sports conversation of all time! Thank you Helwani!! Thank you, most importantly, Francis Ngannou.. Great content guys!

Vor 3 Monate
Connoisseur 101
Connoisseur 101

"This is exactly me when I fought Stipe and I knew he was done." Man that was powerful!

Vor 3 Monate
Anthony Bly
Anthony Bly

By the sounds of things, I have a new found respect for Francis and I stand in support for him.

Vor 3 Monate
Ross Lambert
Ross Lambert

Francis has made the UFC look like utter fools and he's done it with a big bright smile on his face the entire time.

Vor 3 Monate
Hilaire Mouaffo
Hilaire Mouaffo

@Ehianeta Obinyan Dana became the fool at his own game.

Vor 2 Monate
Hilaire Mouaffo
Hilaire Mouaffo

Respect and more money@Red R0ver

Vor 2 Monate
bahriboy
bahriboy

@Red R0ver not about the money..about the whole contract

Vor 3 Monate
Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf

@Red R0ver it wasn't just about the money because he was indeed offered way, way more money and he refused. Watch the full video and you will understand how deep it actually gets. I never knew the UFC used such cheap tricks to pressure fighters and now I really feel sorry many of the fighters

Vor 3 Monate
Jon Un
Jon Un

We all are in awe of Francis Ngannou, the guy is a gem of a person

Vor 3 Monate
Bwnasty7
Bwnasty7

I’m happy for Francis, you can really see how much he’s matured! Handling all the media plus drama plus work drama plus injuries, common the man deserves a break!

Vor 3 Monate
Efuet Atem
Efuet Atem

"The only moment you loose is the moment you Give-Up" Francis Ngannou Great interview.

Vor 3 Monate
B B
B B

Respect to everyone in the comments section for all the love towards Francis.

Vor 3 Monate
Edward GS
Edward GS

Great interview 👏, Francis is my favorite fighter, he deserves everything he wants, what a journey he is been through, greetings from México

Vor 3 Monate
Cole Blooded
Cole Blooded

What a unique soul Francis is, coupled with the masterclass meaning questions asked.. I’m personally inspired.. Blessings yll💯💪🏽

Vor 3 Monate
Nimai Plouffe
Nimai Plouffe

When he said “I’m willing to do anything it takes to get what I want”, I pictured him walking across the desert, cutting himself on razor blade fences, and paddling across the Mediterranean to get into France, for his dream, for his freedom. Money can’t buy this man’s freedom.

Vor 3 Monate
Shane Pistone
Shane Pistone

Such a respectable heavyweight, I really am genuinely happy for ngannou. He has improved so much over the years and I dont think anyone thought they where gonna see him win a fight using grappling over his monstrous power. Humble guy and inspirational for sure. I hope he stays in the ufc. He's gonna keep Jon Jones in hiding

Vor 3 Monate
Eric Rollings
Eric Rollings

One could argue that getting in a raft to cross 8 miles of water was not smart. One could argue that migration to France with no money was not smart. One could argue that fighting after such a short time of training was not smart. Francis my brother, you are nothing like the people that say those things. You are truly a modern day warrior. Much love and respect….

Vor 3 Monate
Hilaire Mouaffo
Hilaire Mouaffo

Beautifully said!

Vor 2 Monate
Scruffy Afro
Scruffy Afro

@Robert Sorry mate, you are going to need to explain that a bit better, what you said really does not make much sense to me. That last paragraph, maybe it's just me, but it makes no sense. As far as shouldn't need to take risk, I mean do you think everyone should just be handed everything, and who exactly should be doing the handing over? Saying you shouldn't need to take risks is like saying you shouldn't need to live in the real world. of course, the degree of risk a person is willing to take is their choice, it's always a choice that is why we say great risk comes great reward. It's for the individual to decide what they are willing to risk and if it is worth the reward. Some people risk and lose, some win. If you don't risk anything you definitely don't win anything, it's a universal law. that is all.

Vor 3 Monate
Robert
Robert

@MarkM That’s not the point. He has no choice. People who are stuck in poverty has to work longer hours for low wages just to pay the bills. Nowadays, people work harder because living is expensive. And yet, the amount of profits businesses make and yet can’t afford to pay higher wage is ridiculous

Vor 3 Monate
Robert
Robert

@Scruffy Afro Clearly, we shouldn’t need to take risks. Taking risk is a choice but if that’s the only way to LIVE then things need to change. Because clearly millions of people that are in poverty cannot take risks or else they will work longer hours just to make up for that money you lose.

Vor 3 Monate
a o
a o

@RunForPeace 2020 "16th chapel"? 🤣🤣🤣

Vor 3 Monate
Daniel Watson
Daniel Watson

Definitely an important moment for MMA, fighters, and so much respect for Francis Ngannou! Such an inspiration!

Vor 3 Monate
HC
HC

18:56 "by the end of 3rd round, i look at him, i saw me, when i fought stipe the first time.. i was like 'this guy's done' yah". -- I love Francis Ngannou. What an incredible soul. Gentle Giant. He will be King ~

Vor 3 Monate
foopyu nooui
foopyu nooui

I am so proud of Francis for standing up for what he believes in and sticking to his principles. He has gained everyone’s respect.

Vor 3 Monate
j
j

thats insane guys... who could call that injury watching the fight? huge props to Francis, the victory feels even more impressive. Thats a hell of a champ

Vor 3 Monate
Nick Mildon
Nick Mildon

UFC and many others always thought he was the big dumb brute. So happy to see Francis prevail and show everyone. One hell of a champ, inspirational and a really intelligent guy

Vor 3 Monate
caspar
caspar

@Lone Wolf I knew he was smart but this interview impressed the hell out of me. It's not even a case of doing well for not speaking his first language and being am immigrant fighter... he's highly intelligent. More than the average university student. The way he thinks every question through and answers deeply from a perspective that the question didn't even consider. He is a wise man. Going to be a great one too.

Vor 3 Monate
caspar
caspar

​@Big Dawg He is clearly highly intelligent, based on this interview alone. Not just book smarts, strategy and emotional intelligence combined with integrity.Quite frankly you show your own lack of intelligence by not realising it. He's a dangerous man.

Vor 3 Monate
Kameron Richardson
Kameron Richardson

@Big Dawg say something 🤡

Vor 3 Monate
Steven Billard
Steven Billard

Is it just me or does this man have a new ora Around him, like I can literally feel his energy through the screen, very powerful!

Vor 3 Monate
Dat Dude416
Dat Dude416

This is beautiful but I'm afraid this incredible story and stance will be over shadowed soon by media by finding a way to discredit him. He'll still be a hero to us real fans. Much Respect Francis. God blessed you with principle, courage, wisdom and eloquence.

Vor 3 Monate
Rechtsextremisten muss man mit Rechtsextremfisten
Rechtsextremisten muss man mit Rechtsextremfisten

"I will do whatever it takes to get what I want" That was Francis coldest interview moment so far. And also one of Ariels best interviews so far

Vor 3 Monate
Devin Hawkins
Devin Hawkins

Bro I literally made that same comment before I saw yours 🔥 he’s such a beast

Vor 3 Monate
Bijou Bakson
Bijou Bakson

He makes me feel weak, and people tell me I am a warrior. Thank you for the inspiration bro'

Vor 3 Monate
Rainbow Warrior17
Rainbow Warrior17

"Freedom vs. Money, to gain one you give one." Tells me all I need to know about this man. Revolutionary.

Vor 3 Monate
Ryan Cheong
Ryan Cheong

@The Laughing Man it's even more amazing how eloquent he is right now in English based on that.

Vor 3 Monate
The Laughing Man
The Laughing Man

@Ryan Cheong english is his third language. He speaks his native tongue and french and english

Vor 3 Monate
Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf

@Ashanti Ghana that's probably why they so easily gave the opportunity to Macgregor. He was chasing hard after money and fame at any cost and since Macgregor is a troublemaker by nature, that makes him way easier to control as well. You might be onto something with everything you said. You can't have a guy who freely speaks his mind out hold both power and money and that's probably why they are making Nganou's life a nightmare atm

Vor 3 Monate
Kevin Foster
Kevin Foster

He also seems to have the highest emotional intelligence of probably any champ at the moment. Very aware of himself. Those losses to Stipe and Lewis changed him and he came out the other side a better person. Hopefully he can be the arbiter of change here and improve conditions for all fighters. It’s not his responsibility, but it’s the right thing to do and he’s following through. Mad respect.

Vor 3 Monate
Over a cup of Coffee
Over a cup of Coffee

I love how well Francis can express himself now.

Vor 3 Monate
M. H.
M. H.

Francis makes a great point, he is an independent contractor but has an iron clad contract that dictates what he can do outside of the #UFC. The ufc is getting over, making all the fighters to my knowledge contractors instead of employees and them not having health insurance is wild.

Vor 3 Monate
Jenny Hewson
Jenny Hewson

What an amazing, radical interview!!! Big Ups Francis 💗

Vor 3 Monate
Fit Kaur
Fit Kaur

One of the best interviews I've seen. So much respect and love for Francis- what a human!

Vor 3 Monate
Ashkan Mehran
Ashkan Mehran

The UFC does not deserve this man, Francis you are the epitome of self belief and greater purpose. No other fighter has battled such adversity and come out shining like the diamond you are. Keep this energy flowing my brother as we are all here behind you no matter what path you decide to take in your extraordinary journey.

Vor 3 Monate
Jason Skillz
Jason Skillz

@Mark Walmsley You know what .They want boxing money so bad they loose all their pride and principles and rather lose and embarasse themself and the UFC .ITs gonna be an emberassement .Francis can't even outbox Gane and takes it to the ground ,Fury is laughing easy money. .

Vor 3 Monate
Jazz Franciu
Jazz Franciu

The ufc doesn't care about being embarrassed. All they care about is the money. Why else would Conor have been next in line for the belt if porier won? Conors been losing but he draws numbers. Just like having CM Punks fight for the ufc, it brought numbers. So if the ufc wants to keep the fighters exclusively to the ufc then offer the guarantee pay and long term health care, otherwise they can't be upset if a fighter wants to make money by other means

Vor 3 Monate
Mark Walmsley
Mark Walmsley

@Jason Skillz yep, all because he isn't allowed to box and embarrass the ufc and mma in general. All the top fighters renegotiate their contracts fight on fight so Francis acting like he's being palmed off with bad pay is not telling the whole story. No wonder dana is annoyed by it all. If they say yes to Francis then masvidal, nate and usman will want to box, where does it stop? They didn't want to allow Conor to box but he was saying if he wasn't allowed to fight Floyd he would never fight again so they said yes, then they created a monster plus it was a circus. It's not going to happen again, Francis could been paid more but he wont sign if he isnt allowed to box so he wants to see his contract out.

Vor 3 Monate
Jason Skillz
Jason Skillz

But the UFC offered him at least 7.5 million and he refused

Vor 3 Monate
Mark Walmsley
Mark Walmsley

@Luke Murray I didn't ever say anything about why he should resign. I was replying to what you said about him saying he should be treated as an independent contractor. He wasn't saying that in relation to being out of contract as that makes no sense, he is saying the same thing many ufc fighters have said about them being independent but at the same time being tied to the ufc. I am pointing out you can be independent but if you sign a contract with someone where the terms say you cannot work for anyone else until the contract of fulfilled then you have to see out the contract. He however wants to be able to do others things like box and if he can't do that he won't sign. That is where the problem is.

Vor 3 Monate
HC
HC

I could have listened to this for two more hours straight. this man is fascinating. What a genuine Soul . . and the fighter guy was pretty interesting as well

Vor 3 Monate
Nash N
Nash N

Simply put, he's not gonna sell out for anything!! God I love this guy! Finally a real role model.

Vor 3 Monate
CptBluto
CptBluto

Not only is he brave and strong (mentally and ofc physically), he stands his grounds against all odds, he seems to be a good person and he's way smarter than most people give him credit for. His answers to Ariel were always precise and mesured (even if he's not speaking in his mother tongue). What an inspiration and what an incredible human being!

Vor 3 Monate
Bruce Bush
Bruce Bush

Man, this might be the best interview I’ve ever seen. Much respect for Francis for fighting for himself and others and much respect for Ariel for providing a platform for him to be heard.

Vor 3 Monate
Scenic Fights
Scenic Fights

One of the best MMA interviews from Ariel. Francis Ngannou is a such a warrior. He knew how important it was for him to win his fight against Gane not only for himself but for all MMA fighters. He wasn't going pull out the fight no matter what.

Vor 3 Monate
OctoberOmicron
OctoberOmicron

@onelongwordable Hahaha, yeah, that's what it comes off as. Like two completely different people. Like he copied and pasted his first post from somewhere else but was completely unprepared for any retort.

Vor 3 Monate
onelongwordable
onelongwordable

@OctoberOmicron seriously at the forst sign of resistance this guy just calls names and says "you're wrong and it's so obvi" what a terrible argument, he put all his effort in the first comment I guess

Vor 3 Monate
OctoberOmicron
OctoberOmicron

@Max Macabrè Wow, after reading your post and then the responses I was really looking forward to your counter arguments. I guess your post just made me assume you had a thicker skin.

Vor 3 Monate
Jesse
Jesse

@Luke Murray you're crazy

Vor 3 Monate
Tal Tak
Tal Tak

@Max Macabrè yeah, my bad on that. But go ahead and read the rest if you care for that

Vor 3 Monate
Michael Franzese
Michael Franzese

It's really a shame that other fighters are too scared to publicly back him. What he's currently doing is going to benefit every fighter in the long run, and he decided to take the company head on when he's in the position to gain the most. If the fighters don't publicly back Francis RIGHT NOW, I don't want to see any more passive aggressive tweets about fighter pay. This is the chance to band together as an association.

Vor 3 Monate
Jeff Brunswick
Jeff Brunswick

Really amazing interview. What a great guy Francis is, super honest and willing to sacrifice for what he believes in. If only the world had more people like this. He has called the UFC's bluff and they have no choice now. They need to change and respect their fighters more, everyone is saying this. Not having medical insurance for their fighters is a disgrace. I am a huge Francis fan now. What a great human being.

Vor 3 Monate
Asienho Pahlad
Asienho Pahlad

A true strong, respectable and motivational heavy weight champion!!! Go Francis, I will be in Cameroon soon.

Vor 3 Monate
Tim W
Tim W

Amazing interview. Congratulations Francis. You are a champion inside and outside the Octagon

Vor 3 Monate
The One
The One

Francis you are a kind of university to my life. The more i heard you talking in this interview the more i was ashamed of myself. You have all my respect bro 🇨🇲🇨🇲

Vor 3 Monate
Strictly Bangers
Strictly Bangers

Incredible story. Went into the fight with a torn ACL and MCL with the prospect of his entire career being in taters if he loses. What a performance. Dana hates Bob Arum who runs TopRank boxing. At the core of this story is Francis being an independent contractor who understandably wants to take a huge fight with Fury. They did it with McGregor but Dana hates Arum so much its possibly one of the reasons why the UFC have played such hardball. Not to mention it opening up the floodgates for other ufc athletes.

Vor 3 Monate
Cerebral
Cerebral

Killing it Ariel, thanks for bringing this to us

Vor 3 Monate
Batman1st Doodle Jump
Batman1st Doodle Jump

How can you not like this man, and everybody in the media's been painting him as the bad guy.

Vor 3 Monate
Bashir Mohamed
Bashir Mohamed

Big respect to Francis for fighting for his right and freedom (As Nelson Mandela said “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ) I am a big fan of MMA/Boxing and I want to see fighters paid fairly and to have fair contract and for that I have a lot of respect for my brother (Human tribe first and second, African tribe) Don’t let them trick you to signing a new contract in order to screw you later, the damage is done and is clear they don’t deserve you.

Vor 3 Monate
La Voie De L’homme
La Voie De L’homme

Francis is an explorer, born in Africa and dreamed to conquer the world as many did in the past. Without that burning desire to explore the vaste universe we would have never known this brilliant man. His path was destined to get to UFC and change it for better for every fighter to come. We are forever indebted to Francis for reminding us about integrity and self worth. Bravo to the champ…

Vor 3 Monate
dcoog anml
dcoog anml

I am so proud of Francis for standing up for what he believes in and sticking to his principles. He has gained everyone’s respect.

Vor 3 Monate
koiun dwrru
koiun dwrru

I am so proud of Francis for standing up for what he believes in and sticking to his principles. He has gained everyone’s respect.

Vor 3 Monate
MrLilouf1
MrLilouf1

I really like this guy, the definition of a true champion! 👍

Vor 3 Monate

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