Jake Paul and the Professional Fighters League are throwing their names into the Francis Ngannou sweepstakes. Paul has revealed that he and the PFL are in talks with Ngannou, the largest free agent in blended martial arts.
Paul signed a cope with PFL in January, the identical month that Ngannou’s cut up from the UFC was publicly introduced. Ngannou was instantly free to discover different choices, however he has stored his playing cards near his chest. The similar can’t be mentioned for his many suitors, together with Bellator MMA and varied boxing personalities, who’ve expressed curiosity in buying Ngannou’s providers. Paul mentioned the promotion has had a dialogue with Ngannou.
“Hopefully [Ngannou signs with PFL], I believe that is the perfect factor for him,” Paul instructed “The MMA Hour” on Wednesday. “Honestly. I do not assume there’s a greater place for him than the PFL. Working with these guys, working with my workforce, there are huge issues we can do.
“So, we have been in talks and he is aware of what we’ve got to supply. We’ll respect and admire him it doesn’t matter what. But, we’re right here and able to work.”
Paul signed a multi-year cope with PFL in January forward of a deliberate MMA debut. Paul co-founded and can compete in PFL’s new pay-per-view division, labeled the Super Fight, and adopted the function of “head of fighter advocacy.”
Ngannou formally parted methods with UFC in January after failing to agree on phrases for a brand new contract. As a consequence, Ngannou was stripped of the UFC heavyweight championship and was free to right away pursue free company.
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