Francis Ngannou became the new UFC Heavyweight after getting the better of Stipe Miocic. Now, long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan spoke about how UFC created an interim title five months after it. He weighed in on the controversy surrounding the UFC’s decision to introduce interim gold. Dana White Drops Manny Pacquiao UFC Bombshell
Joe Rogan reflects on interim title
Speaking on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, the UFC color commentator stated that the promotion’s decision to book an interim title fight so soon raised a lot of “ethical discussions.”
“He’s [Ciryl Gane] the interim heavyweight champion now, which is weird because like, Ngannou just won the title. He’s not injured. It’s like the UFC and Ngannou are at some sort of a weird impasse, so they decided to make an interim title, which brings up all sorts of, you know, ethical discussions about what is an interim title. If the organization can just decide, ‘Oh, the negotiations aren’t going so well, we’re just gonna have an interim title’… that’s kind of crazy. Like, how much time do you give a guy before, you know, he defends his title?”
The Heavyweight bout between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane is expected to take place at UFC 270 in January 2022. The winner of the contest will become the new undisputed heavyweight king of the UFC.