Former UFC Champion Francis Ngannou has turned down a $20 million offer from ONE Championship according to the promotions CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
During an interview, the CEO revealed that the Cameroonian was offered a record breaking deal which doubled the salary he previously earned at UFC and he turned it down as he wanted more than just money
“He was asking for a seat at the board of directors, he was asking for him to determine his opponent’s pay,” he revealed. We offered him $20 million guaranteed, the money wasn’t enough, he wanted all of these other non-financial terms that didn’t make a lot of sense. We obviously can’t give a seat at the board of directors, that doesn’t make any sense, he would be a fish out of water [in that position].” said the ONE Championship CEO to Daily Mail