UFC boss Dana White refuses to do 'jack s***' with Bob Arum amid talk of Tyson Fury's fight with Francis Ngannou

UFC boss Dana White refuses to do 'jack s***' with Bob Arum amid talk of Tyson Fury's fight with Francis Ngannou

February 16, 2022

DANA WHITE will refuse to do 'jack s***' with Bob Arum amid talk of Tyson Fury fighting Francis Ngannou.

The UFC president has publicly clashed with Hall of Fame boxing promoter Arum in the past.

And their feuding could rule out a future partnership for Fury, 33, to fight Ngannou, 35.

White said at the UFC 271 press conference: "I'm not doing jack s*** with Bob Arum.

"The other two guys I like, I like Al Haymon a lot and I like Eddie Hearn very much."

Mysterious American boxing mogul Haymon and White worked together in 2017, when Conor McGregor, 33, lost to Floyd Mayweather, 44.

And White has long been praised by British promoter Hearn, whose boxers have used the UFC's Performance Institute in Las Vegas before.

But Arum's feud with the UFC boss, which dates back to the veteran matchmaker slating MMA in its early days, shows no signs of being resolved.

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UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou has publicly called to fight Fury but his current contract prohibits a crossover to the ring.

Only Irish superstar McGregor was given permission to make the move to boxing for his ten round loss to Mayweather.

But no other fighter has received the same treatment, leaving Ngannou to consider his future.

The Cameroonian has no fights left on his UFC deal but as champion, he is still contracted to the promotion for the next 12 months.

But if he refuses an extension, once the period is up, he will be free to cross over to boxing, where unbeaten WBC champ Fury will wait.


The Gypsy King has plans to fight mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, 33, next and then the winner between Oleksandr Usyk, 35, and Anthony Joshua, 32.

But Fury has already mapped out a plan to welcome Ngannou to the ring in 2023, predicting a record-breaking pay-per-view blockbuster.

He told iFL TV: “I am going to fight Francis Ngannou in Las Vegas next year – in March or February.

“There’s been no talks this year because I have got some boxing to do. But next year we can have some crazy fights. It’s a massive fight.

“I believe it breaks all pay-per-view records in the United States. Two heavyweight champions going head to head.”

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