Daniel Cormier Apologizes to Francis Ngannou as Fury Fight is Set

July 13, 2023 11:39 am

After the news broke that Francis Ngannou had secured a highly anticipated boxing match against Tyson Fury, former UFC champion Daniel Cormier wasted no time in expressing his apologies to “The Predator.” Ngannou had departed from the UFC earlier this year due to contract disagreements and subsequently signed with the Professional Fighters League (PFL). 

The deal not only offered Ngannou equity and leadership positions within the MMA company but also allowed him to pursue boxing matches outside of the promotion. Enhance your boxing viewing experience with attractive betting odds from Nextbet

While many fans, commentators, and fighters had criticized Ngannou’s decision to leave the UFC, with Cormier among those suggesting he should request to be re-signed, the tables have turned following the recent announcement. Ngannou and Fury are set to face off in a boxing match scheduled for October 28th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and apologies have started pouring in.

Cormier, speaking on his ESPN show ‘DC & RC,’ took the opportunity to extend his apology to Ngannou. He admitted his initial skepticism and said, “First off, I’m sorry, Francis. I want to fumble your bag, too, Francis.” Cormier then praised Ngannou’s unwavering belief in his own value, highlighting the decision to stand firm and pursue his goals even in the face of uncertainty.

The former UFC heavyweight champion continued by acknowledging the incredible financial opportunities that await Ngannou and Fury. The event taking place in Saudi Arabia, a country that recently acquired the PGA, promises immense financial rewards for both fighters. Cormier expressed his happiness for Ngannou, stating, “He’s going to make more money than he ever could have imagined making in his entire life,” and emphasizing the significance of this turn of events.

While Cormier had initially been skeptical, he now admits to being “insanely happy” for Ngannou and his newfound success. Although Ngannou is scheduled to make his PFL debut in 2024, all attention will be focused on the upcoming boxing match against Fury on October 28th.

In light of Cormier’s apology, the question remains: Can “The Predator” defeat the “Gypsy King” in the ring? As fans eagerly anticipate the clash between two heavyweight powerhouses, opinions vary on the outcome of this highly anticipated bout. Get the latest updates from the world of boxing only on Nextbet Sports