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Francis Ngannou career earnings explored as UFC star eyes boxing move

Shamanth Jayaram October 15, 2021
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Francis Ngannou has once again had a go at the UFC for the amount of money fighters are paid in MMA compared to Boxing.

Fighter pay in the UFC has been a hot topic of discussion over the last 12 months. Ngannou has arguably been the most vocal among all of his colleagues while standing up against Dana White.

Following the success of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3, Ngannou has revealed that he will switch to boxing at some point as the money there is far greater than what he’s currently earning under the UFC.

So, is Ngannou really underpaid at the UFC? What does his career earnings look like? Here’s all you need to know!

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Francis Ngannou career earnings

The Predator has fought 13 times in the UFC so far and has won 11. All 11 of his wins have come before the end of the second round, which makes him one of the best fighters in the game today.

However, his career earnings aren’t quite on the same level as some of the other big names in the promotion.

According to, Ngannou’s career earnings stand at a little over $2.7 million. His biggest payout on a single night came at UFC 260 when he beat Stipe Miocic. He pocketed a cool $580,000 that night.

The outlet also reveals that Ngannou’s current net worth is somewhere between $3 million and $5 million.

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What has Ngannou said about boxing?

In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Ngannou confirmed that he is going to ‘go after the money’ that’s available for him in boxing.

He said: “Well, it [MMA] is more difficult [than boxing]. I feel I should not be needing to borrow money for my training camp. t some point, I’m gonna go after the money. I’m going to boxing for sure.

“I’m not challenging the system, I’m just saying my right. I have not signed a new deal yet, because I do not want to sign a deal on these certain terms as I do not feel protected.

“In the past two years, I have had to borrow money and nobody cares about it and I have no guarantee in that deal. So based on that experience, I am trying to get better terms on my contract, and what I believe that I deserve.”

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Shamanth works as a senior editor at GRV Media. Based in Bangalore, India, he's a massive Arsenal fan who also enjoys a bit of UFC every now and then.