UFC haters applauded Ngannou’s decision to leave the promotion behind. It was a stunning decision because the heavyweight champion walked away with his title intact. Then he stunned the world when he signed with the PFL and agreed to compete in boxing matches. He delighted his supporters when he secured a showpiece bout against Tyson Fury.
However, there’s a dark side to this that many analysts ignore. Saudi Arabia offered to fund the fight and even created a purpose-built stadium for the event. Ngannou was outspoken about modern slavery in Libya and other countries. But the former migrant sold his soul to the highest bidder here (via ABC News).