Francis Ngannou celebrates after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight title fight at UFC 260. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Francis Ngannou celebrates after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight title fight at UFC 260. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Francis Ngannou celebrates after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight title fight at UFC 260. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Nick Atkin
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Nick Atkin

Francis Ngannou has been done dirty by the UFC – this interim heavyweight title is a farce

  • UFC booking Derrick Lewis against Ciryl Gane for interim belt in August is a slap in the face for Ngannou
  • ‘The Predator’ truly deserves better treatment after his incredible journey to reach the top of the sport

Francis Ngannou celebrates after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight title fight at UFC 260. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Francis Ngannou celebrates after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight title fight at UFC 260. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Francis Ngannou celebrates after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight title fight at UFC 260. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post’s sport desk, where he covers mixed martial arts (MMA). He was previously a sports writer and editor for ESPN.