In a total shock announcement, Dana White confirmed that Derrick Lewis would fight Ciryl Gane for the UFC interim heavyweight title this August at UFC 265. Francis Ngannou won the actual belt a mere three months ago but because he said he wasn’t able to defend his belt in June or August, that was simply too long a wait for the UFC to handle.
I remember my interim title fight against Jairzinho …. oh wait
11:03 PM · Jun 28, 2021
Nothing has been right here
Between June 2019 and March 2021 Ngannou fought once … for a combined 20 seconds. Couldn’t sniff an IC title shot. And now three months after he wins, and seems to be on the cusp of superstardom, he has to see an IC title fight made. Doesn’t seem right.