Whoever fights Francis Ngannou in the PFL is going to get paid very well.
On Tuesday, Ngannou, who left the UFC amid a contract dispute, announced that he had signed a multi-fight deal with the PFL.
Francis Ngannou has signed an expansive multifight deal with the Professional Fighters League, he and the organization jointly announced Tuesday.
He is expected to make his PFL debut on pay-per-view in 2024 against an opponent to be announced. pic.twitter.com/qNL0vWuGem
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 16, 2023
The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has announced an exclusive global MMA strategic partnership with Francis Ngannou, the greatest MMA fighter in the world today. Ngannou is the former UFC heavyweight champion, the first African heavyweight world champion in history, and the hardest hitting fighter in MMA history. PFL is the #1 fastest growing global sports league and the #2 MMA company worldwide on all metrics. This strategic partnership represents the most valuable MMA deal for a single fighter and the latest groundbreaking milestone to accelerate PFL’s mission to become the co-leader in MMA.
Under the partnership, Ngannou will fight exclusively in MMA for the PFL’s new PPV Super Fight Division, joining combat sports superstars Jake Paul and Kayla Harrison. The Super Fight Division was launched to revamp the antiquated business model of MMA and to forge true economic partnerships with the sport’s top stars to compete in global mega events, offering 50% of the revenue from the PPV fights. Ngannou will make his PFL PPV Super Fight debut in mid-2024 against a major global MMA star fighter to be chosen in the future. DAZN is a partner of PFL’s Super Fight Division and will distribute events on its PPV platform in Europe and other priority international markets.
In a video uploaded to his Youtube page, Ngannou revealed that not only did he get a huge guarantee, but he also secured a $2 million salary for any opponent that fights him.
Who cares what their opponents make!!❓️❓️
Ngannou's opponents are also guaranteed a 2 million dollar purse.#MMATwitter#fumbledthebag #Ngannou #PFL pic.twitter.com/ZhFn6vi6yr
— munchnews (@MUNCHmma) May 16, 2023
Ngannou’s contract will also allow him to pursue a boxing fight outside of the PFL if he chooses to do so.
Here are some of the highlights of Ngannou’s new PFL contract.
Francis Ngannou did an interview with The DAZN MMA Show.
Some points👇 pic.twitter.com/agVWjX1Ms8
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) May 16, 2023