Francis Ngannou Says he Told Dana White “I Need Some Credit”, Calls For Title Shot
By FCF Staff
After recording yet another, fast, stoppage win over a top contender, Francis Ngannou is understandably calling for a title shot.
Ngannou faced Junior dos Santos in the main event of UFC Minneapolis, and he quickly took out the former heavyweight champ with his heavy hands. The victory follows Ngannou’s stoppages wins over Cain Velasquez and Curtis Blaydes, neither of which lasted longer than one minute.
While speaking afterward, Ngannou had this to say, while discussing a post-fight talk he had with UFC President Dana White (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“I was just telling him that I need some credit. I need the title shot,” Ngannou said. “That’s the only thing that would make sense right now for me.
“He said we’re going to talk about it. I assume that means yes.”
“Do I deserve the title shot or not? I think the answer is yes,” Ngannou said. “Then what happens or somebody gets an injury? I don’t know, I just want that they give me the title contract and then we have time to prepare and put it all together.”
White, however, told ESPN afterward that the promotion will wait to see what happens in the August 17th bout between champion Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic, before committing to any title shot.