UFC welterweight Matt Brown suggests that if Francis Ngannou returns to MMA, it should only be under one very specific condition: a co-promotion with PFL to make the highly anticipated fight between Ngannou and Jon Jones a reality. Brown believes that a potential fight between Ngannou and Jones is the biggest fight in MMA history and believes that now is the time to strike if they ever want to make it happen.
While the UFC has never shown interest in co-promoting with other MMA promotions, Brown doesn’t discount the possibility of the UFC and PFL working together, considering the evolving nature of the MMA landscape. Brown emphasizes that Ngannou’s appeal in MMA is dependent on finding an opponent who can draw interest, especially with PFL planning to promote his fights on pay-per-view.
Brown advises that if a fight against Jones isn’t available, Ngannou should stay in boxing, with the biggest boxing matches available being against Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder, both of which would provide significant challenges and opportunities to showcase Ngannou’s boxing skills.