Dillian Whyte has challenged Francis Ngannou to a “ actual combat ” and stays able to face the UFC heavyweight champion in a boxing ring or MMA cage.
Whyte renewed his curiosity in a possible combat towards Ngannou after regaining the “interim” WBC heavyweight title with a knockout victory over Alexander Povetkin in final month’s rematch.
The UFC halted talks between Whyte and Ngannou final 12 months, however Brixton’s “ Physique Snatcher ” needs to strike a deal by permitting the Cameroonian to decide on no matter combat code he needs.
“If Ngannou needs a combat tomorrow, I’ll combat it tomorrow,” Whyte mentioned Sky Sports activities.
“I would like it to be honest. I do know different boxers wish to combat an MMA man.
“I believe I can beat him in each kinds. I can beat him in MMA and boxing. I do not assume it’s something particular the way in which they need it to be.
“The man is scared, so if doing MMA makes him really feel higher. If we have now a cage combat first, he may take it, but when we provide him a boxing match, then he may say, ‘ No no no “.
“If he needs it, he can get it.”
Whyte held a press convention with Ngannou, which has by no means been aired, however is completely happy to broadcast his opinions on “The Predator”.
“I beat him exterior the ring earlier than after we had a face to face final 12 months,” he mentioned.
“He is very fragile. His identify is ‘The Predator’ however he needs to be known as ‘The Pacifier’ as a result of he is an actual dummy and a crying child.
“Then he ran over to his boss Dana White, begging to have him eliminated. He was scared of beating me up after having a match within the air. Pathetic.
Ngannou, who arrested Stipe Miocic to say the UFC heavyweight crown in March, was just lately linked with a combat towards WBC champion Tyson Fury.
Whyte has confirmed his personal punching expertise on the kickboxing circuit, coaching alongside Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, and he laughed on the footage of Fury’s MMA periods.
“He is calling out Fury and Joshua once they’re purported to be combating. I am free to combat, so we’ll combat,” mentioned Whyte, who received kickboxing titles earlier than beginning boxing.
“There isn’t a means on this planet that he may stand and commerce with me within the ring or within the cage.
“Neglect Fury. He says ‘I am a fighter, I will combat you anyplace.’ You’ll by no means combat in a cage, as a result of you’re a coward. It is the UFC, not WWE. You may have run away from beating me time and again in a boxing ring. You’ll by no means combat in a cage, however if you wish to do it.
“I noticed the MMA coaching that Fury did. It was like my son was messing round at house. My son really throws higher mixtures than he does in MMA.
“He [Ngannou] is aware of me. I will come there to knock him out, whether or not it is MMA or boxing. The man is aware of full nicely. I am not only a shit speaking man.
“The man is an efficient fighter. Being a UFC heavyweight champion is not any simple process, however there are ranges.
“I beat higher guys than him once I was kickboxing. Clearly he is a giant, robust man and that is all he depends on.
“As a boxer I do not think about him a boxer in any respect. He cannot field for his life. I will deal with him simply. If I fought him I’d knock him out within the first spherical.
“He is the MMA zombie. He is a giant, robust man and quite a lot of huge, robust guys are like that. They’re kinda dumb.
“Anytime, anyplace, Ngannou can have it. Sadly, it is simply one other hype job and ‘Ngannou’ is going on.”