Matt Brown debunks Dana White’s claim that Francis Ngannou is avoiding tough competition
Matt Brown has defended Francis Ngannou in the wake of the heavyweight champion’s decision to leave the UFC. UFC President Dana White suggested that Ngannou was looking to avoid tough competition, but Brown disagrees.
“If you think of politicians or Dana [White] speaking, you’re speaking to the lowest common denominator here. You’re not speaking to the people that are educated,” Brown said on The Fighter vs. The Writer. “You’re speaking to the casuals. Those are the people you’re pandering to the most when you’re saying stuff like that. A lot of them probably believe it to be honest. They’ll buy into anything because they don’t know the ins and outs of it.”
Brown argues that Ngannou leaving the UFC is the biggest loss the promotion has ever suffered, and that the champion is likely in his prime or close to it.
he’ll be able to secure more lucrative deals and opportunities outside of the UFC. He also believes that Ngannou has a lot to offer to other promotions and could potentially be a draw for them.
“Francis is one of the most exciting fighters in the world,” Brown said. “He’s got a lot of power and he’s always looking for the finish. He’s a huge draw and I think he’ll do great wherever he goes. I think he’ll be able to get some great deals and fight some big names.”
It is also possible that Ngannou may start his own MMA promotion or join an existing one. With his star power and fighting skills, he could be a big draw for fans and bring in a lot of revenue for the promotion.
It remains to be seen what will happen with Ngannou and where he will end up, but one thing is for sure, he is not scared of anyone and has a lot to offer the world of MMA. As Brown said, he is “one of the most exciting fighters in the world” and fans will be eagerly waiting to see what he does next.