The UFC float June twelfth. for potential Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis II conflict | FightBookMMA


Claiming the championship simply final month in the primary occasion of UFC 260, Cameroonian bruiser, Ngannou stopped two-time heavyweight gold holder, Stipe Miocic with a large second-frame knockout, avenging a January 2018 loss to the Ohio native and at last assuming the heavyweight throne.

Based on a report this afternoon from ESPN MMA reporter, Ariel Helwani, the promotion has explored the potential for reserving Ngannou vs. Lewis II for a June twelfth. UFC 263 pay-per-view occasion, nevertheless, Ngannou has reportedly turned down that supply citing a problem with the timing surrounding the reasonably well timed turnaround. 

Per, Helwani, the UFC don’t look like prepared to return to a ample monetary settlement with the above-mentioned, Jones — who final week, tweeted that he had made it clear to the UFC’s Chief Enterprise Officer, Hunter Campbell throughout a cellphone name, {that a} paycheck within the area of “eight to 10 million” could be “manner too low” for a struggle of that “magnitude” with Ngannou. 

Jones’ current spat with the promotion comes off the again of an earlier collection of tweets wherein he claimed that he was apparent to see that UFC president, Dana White “hated” him — earlier than requesting the group enable him to take his enterprise “elsewhere“.

Vacating his undisputed UFC gentle heavyweight championship in August final forward of a long-speculated division leap, Jones had run into a previous fallout with the promotion and White, with the longtime president detailing how Jones was in search of “Deontay Wilder cash” to conflict with Ngannou in his heavyweight debut — a sum within the area of twenty-five to thirty million, a declare the Rochester native refuted.

While Ngannou claimed the undisputed heavyweight championship with a large stoppage of Miocic, New Orleans favorite, Lewis turned tied for probably the most knockout wins within the historical past of the UFC again in February — stopping common-opponent, Curtis Blaydes with a monstrous second-round win.

As of writing, UFC 263 options only a single title struggle, with flyweight standouts, Deiveson Figueiredo, and Brandon Moreno set to run again their Struggle of the 12 months contender at UFC 256 final December, in a bout which was judged a majority draw. 

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