During an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Sityodtong shared that he had arranged a meeting with Ngannou to discuss the final offer from the promotion. However, ONE was unable to reach an agreement with the fighter due to non-financial issues. After a three-hour meeting, ONE withdrew their offer. Sityodtong has since made several statements, alleging that Ngannou was seeking a position on the board of directors and control over his opponents’ earnings.In an interview with the South China Morning Post just before the promotion’s first U.S. event on May 5, Sityodtong was questioned regarding Ngannou’s tweet.It appears that ‘The Predator’ reacted to Sityodtong’s remarks on Twitter by sharing a picture of the Batman antagonist Two-Face and commenting, “Certain promoters, huh.”
The CEO expressed their well wishes to Francis Ngannou for his future endeavors.
Sityodtong expressed his well-wishes for Francis, acknowledging him as a good person and a great champion. Despite ONE’s decision to withdraw from the process, Sityodtong believes that Francis’ life story is still remarkable. He also praised Francis’ martial arts skills and wished him success in his future endeavors. Sityodtong concluded by calling Francis a stud and reiterating that he is a good person.Chatri Sityodtong, the CEO of ONE Championship, replied to a possible insult on Twitter from ex-UFC heavyweight titleholder Francis Ngannou following the breakdown of talks between the two organizations.According to reports, ONE Championship made a last offer to the heavyweight free agent that guaranteed million. However, it appears that Ngannou had already verbally committed to signing with another organization before meeting with Sityodtong. There have been no official announcements yet, but there are rumors circulating that the Professional Fighters League made the best offer to Ngannou.