Fans are eager to know about Francis Ngannou’s net worth as Francis will face Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury on 28th October in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. But the difference between the two’s salaries from the previous fights is huge. Tyson Fury earned approximately 5 times as Francis Ngannou for the fight between the two. But how much actually Francis Ngannou’s net worth? Let’s have a look:
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Francis Ngannou Net Worth:
Who is Francis Ngannou?
Francis Ngannou was born on September 5, 1986, in Batié, Cameroon. When he was six years old, his parents were divorced and he used to live with his aunt. At 10 years of age, young Francis started to work in a sand quarry to maintain his financial conditions. However, due to his strong and tall physique, he was forced to join street gangs but later decided to channel his energy into boxing.
The Rise of “The Predator”:
Francis started to train in boxing when he was 22. But he left the training due to illness. He decided to travel to Paris for better job opportunities and continued his boxing training there. Francis was arrested for two months in Spain due to illegally crossing the border. Eventually, Ngannou became homeless and finally, he met Cameroonian mixed martial artist Fernand Lopez and the MMA Factory, (a Paris-based MMA gym). There he trained with fighters like Ciryl Gane free of cost.
Francis kicked off his MMA career in 2013 against Rachid Benzina and won the fight by armbar submission. After having a 5-1 record, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He started his UFC journey with a KO victory over Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira. He earned his first title shot against Stipe Miocic in UFC 220 (2018) after a few big wins including Curtis Blaydes, Alistair Overeem, and Andrei Arlovski. He started to be known as “The Predator” due to his power and knockout abilities.
Two successive defeats against Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis forced him to rethink his game plan and improve his skills. He trained especially for wrestling and then again got a winning streak over fighters like Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. He again faced Stipe for a title fight in UFC 260 and this time he knocked out Miocic in the second round. Next, he defended his title against his old teammate Ciryl Gane in UFC 270 by using his improved wrestling skills. Following the win over Ciryl Gane, Ngannou decided to quit UFC and pursue the rest of his career in boxing.
Why Did Francis Ngannou Leave UFC?
Francis Ngannou always had issues over payments with UFC. Ngannou believed that UFC didn’t pay him what he actually deserved. UFC President Dana White revealed in the UFC Vegas 67 press conference that Ngannou decided to resign and was released from the UFC roster.
According to Dana White, UFC offered Francis a huge deal to extend his contract. The deal could make Ngannou the highest-paid UFC Heavyweight ever (even more than Brock Lesnar). But Ngannou turned the deal down and decided to go to boxing and earn more money.
Salary of Francis Ngannou:
There is not much clarity about Francis Ngannou’s previous pay cheques but he earned a base salary of $600,000 for his last fight against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270.
How Much Did Francis Ngannou Earn From the Fight With Tyson Fury?
There was a huge difference between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou’s earnings from the previous fights. As per reports, Francis Ngannou earned $10 million for fighting Tyson Fury. It caused a huge growth in Francis Ngannou’s net worth as he was earning only $600k before. But according to Derek Chisora, Tyson Fury earned $50 million for the fight.
How Much is Francis Ngannou’s Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 37-year-old French-Cameroonian fighter has a net worth of $5 million. Lionshare of Ngannou’s earnings came from his MMA career. Apart from fighting, made cameo appearances in the films like “F9” and “Jackass Forever.”
Francis Ngannou had a few commercial deals and endorsements in his career. He was involved with brands like The Fight Game, Cryo Pain Relief, CBD Research Labs, and Gym King Fight Division. However, it is not confirmed how much Ngannou made from these endorsements but the deals definitely contributed to Francis Ngannou’s net worth.
Francis Ngannou has made several investments throughout his career. One of the notable investments is in the nutritious snack brand PeaTos.
Francis Ngannou actually has a nice car collection. Rolls-Royce Phantom VII ($450,000), Royce Ghost ($300,000), and Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG ($145,000) are present in his garage.
Ngannou opened up many MMA training centers in Cameroon to train young fighters in the country.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Who did Francis Ngannou lose to?
Prior to UFC, Francis Ngannou lost to Zoumana Cisse by decision in his second pro-fight. After joining UFC, heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic handed him his first loss in the UFC 220 (2018). In the next fight against Derrick Lewis, he again lost by decision. In his boxing debut against Tyson Fury, he performed really well but lost to Fury by a split decision. Hence, Ngannou lost to four fighters to date.
Did Tyson Fury Lose to Francis Ngannou?
It was a very close fight and many pro fighters such as Canelo Alvarez, Chris Eubank Jr., and Ryan Clark think that Francis Ngannou won over Tyson Fury but two judges gave the decision to Fury (95-94 and 96-93) and one judge gave his decision to Francis Ngannou (95-94).
What is the Weight of Francis Ngannou?
During his time in UFC, it was said that Ngannou weighs more than 300 lbs or 136 kg. But in a recent weigh-in against Tyson Fury, Ngannou weighed 272.1 lbs or 123.4 kg and Fury was 277.7 lbs or 126 kg.