Francis Ngannou is the king of the heavyweights within the UFC, however in response to Dillian Whyte he ran away scared from him.
Whyte avenged his loss to Alexander Povetkin earlier this 12 months and is again on target to be within the shake-up to problem the winner of an undisputed heavyweight title battle between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Nevertheless, Whyte does have a background in MMA and gained kickboxing titles earlier than switching to boxing.
Final 12 months, Whyte and Ngannou even held a press convention forward of a crossover battle, however the occasion by no means aired.
Speaking to Sky Sports activities, The Physique Snatcher claimed that Ngannou ‘pleaded’ with UFC president Dana White to ensure the press convention by no means aired.
“I’ve already crushed him exterior the ring once we recorded a head-to-head final 12 months,” he mentioned.
“He’s very fragile. He calls himself ‘The Predator’ however he ought to be known as ‘The Pacifier’ as a result of he’s an actual dummy and a cry child.
“Afterwards he ran to his boss Dana White, pleading to get it pulled. He was terrified of truly combating me after he had a meltdown on air. Pathetic.
“He’s calling out Fury and Joshua once they’re meant to be combating one another. I’m free to battle so let’s have an actual battle,” mentioned Whyte.
It is going to be fascinating to get White and Ngannou’s aspect of that story down the highway. It’s by no means been defined why it was pulled aside from Matchroom saying it got here from Ngannou’s aspect.
Whyte has steadily maintained he would battle The Predator and now says he’ll battle him in both MMA or boxing, it doesn’t matter.
“If Ngannou needs a battle tomorrow, I’ll battle him tomorrow,” Whyte mentioned.
“I wish to make it honest. I do know another boxers wish to battle an MMA man.
“I consider I can beat him in each types. I can beat him in MMA and in boxing. I don’t assume he’s something particular, whichever they need.
“The man is scared, so if doing MMA makes him really feel higher. If we’ve a battle within the cage first, he would possibly take it, but when we provide him a boxing battle, then he would possibly say, ‘No, no, no.’
“If he needs it, he can get it.”