Jake Paul acts as the mediator between Jon Jones Francis Ngannou while both fighters are engaged in their latest Twitter feud. Paul offers UFC Heavyweight Champion Jones the newly signed Ngannou in a UFC – PFL crossover fight.
Francis Ngannou left the UFC after a disagreement over contract terms. Ngannou received several offers, but none of them signed the newly-turned free agent. The Professional Fighters League signed Francis Ngannou to a million dollar signing contract. The Cameroonian/French heavyweight has now been officially signed by the Professional Fighters League.
Francis Ngannou, the UFC Heavyweight champion at the time of his death, was the last man standing. Jon Jones filled the vacuum after Ciryl Ganes submitted him in the first round at UFC 285 He is now the new UFC Heavyweight champ. Jones tweeted about Ngannou’s signing of the OFL contract, asking, “Calling oneself the baddest person on the planet while standing across the street? Who does that?” Ngannou responded with “Then, cross the street.” The Francis Ngannou-Jon Jones battle was one of UFC’s biggest fantasy fights. Many fans were upset when Ngannou quit the UFC but recent developments have to have made them more excited.
Jake Paul, who recently joined the PFL as well, welcomed Francis into the PFL on Instagram. Paul makes an offer in the recent Twitter feud. Paul replied to Ngannou by saying, “Or we can have PFL and UFC put together a huge event on ESPN.” Ngannou against Jones, Nunes against Harrison, Edwards against Doumbe, and of course Diaz facing Paul, after I knocked his a** out in boxing. Jake Paul will also be fighting UFC free agent Nate Diaz in August.
Jake Paul will face Nate Diaz in August
Jake Paul will fight Nate Diaz in August of this year. The fans are eagerly awaiting the fight inside the ring. The initial exchange was very mild, unlike the flair of a Jake Paul’s press conference. Nate Diaz did not respond to Paul’s comments and taunts.
Nate Diaz put the fight in danger with an impromptu brawl on the streets of New Orleans. He was charged for it and released after posting bond. Recently, the Athletic Commission in Texas raised a concern about Diaz’s marijuana use. Diaz did not seem to realize that Texas prohibits all athletes from consuming any form of narcotics, including marijuana.
Diaz’s staff insists that they are currently in contact with the commission, trying to find a loophole through which the fighter can get around the ban. Both will face off at the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, Texas in August.