Francis Ngannou : ‘I just want what I deserve’

The problem facing Ngannou is the expected trilogy between current champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier that still doesn’t have a date or location yet.

“I don’t want to put my head in there because thinking about it is just getting me frustrated and mad,” Ngannou told MMA Fighting on Monday. “I don’t like this situation. I don’t like thinking about if Stipe and D.C. is going to happen. Are they going to fight? When are they going to fight? And what’s going to happen if the winner gets hurt and when will they come back to fight again?

“Maybe another potential 11-month or one-year layoff for me again. It’s something that I don’t even want to think about it.”

“That’s my frustration right now,” Ngannou explained. “Saturday night after the fight, after I won, I watched the [Justin] Gaethje and [Tony] Ferguson fight. It was an amazing fight. Incredible. Then I saw Justin Gaethje get the belt and we were asking them for the title fight in comparison with Justin Gaethje also having an interim title fight on three first-round knockouts, same as me as a heavyweight. Also knowing what is going on in the heavyweight division, we asked for the interim title on the line. But the UFC denied it.

“I did not understand why. Saturday night, it was very frustrating. I was mad about it. I should be by myself with a belt around my waist. I don’t deserve it? Is that what they meant? What was the meaning of that exactly? What would it take them to do something like that? That was unfortunate.”
“I don’t want to take Stipe out of it. I just want what I deserve and let the UFC do their job.”

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