UFC champion Francis Ngannou to undergo knee surgery, fighter out for nine months
Cameroonian and French mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Francis Ngannou will miss nine months due to surgery. This is reported ESPN.
The manager of the fighter Markel Martin said that his ward will have knee surgery. The 35-year-old heavyweight injured his medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments while preparing for his fight at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) tournament against Cyril Gan in January.
Thus, Ngannou defended the UFC Heavyweight Championship with a knee injury. He achieved the 17th victory in his professional career and held the last fight under the contract with the UFC. Despite the fact that the contract with the organization is still valid, Ngannou said that he did not intend to fight in the UFC on the same terms.
Ngannou defended his UFC title for the first time. The Cameroonian heavyweight won the title against American Stipe Miocic in March 2021.
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