After Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder rocked the sports world with their instant classic, the hype poked interest to some, especially in the UFC.
UFC President Dana White has been a prominent critic of the sport; however, most stars are now thinking of shifting to the square ring for more considerable money.
The latest to voice out was reigning heavyweight king Francis Ngannou.
“Well, it [MMA] is more difficult [than boxing]. I feel I should not need to borrow money for my training camp,” he said on The MMA Hour.
“At some point, I’m going to go after that money. I’m going to go to that boxing for sure…I’m not challenging the system. I’m just saying my right.”
He may have what it takes to cross-sport as he has a background in boxing growing up.
“First of all, boxing is my background, and Boxing was my first love for a very long time,” he said in a previous interview.
“For more than ten years, I have been loving boxing without even knowing what MMA was,” he continued. “Then, I get in MMA by opportunity, but still boxing lover. So, I think, at some point, I can end up crossing paths with that dream.”
One of the famous people to cross-sport was Conor McGregor, who bagged tons of dollars with his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.