Francis Ngannou has reacted to Junior dos Santos’ challenge. Make no mistake about it, these two fighters do have some history.
JDS was flagged for a potential USADA anti-doping violation back in August of 2017. As a result of that violation, he was forced out of his scheduled UFC 215 barnburner against the hard-hitting former title contender Ngannou.
Dos Santos’ team clarified the situation by revealing he had tested positive for the diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide in the August 10 out-of-competition test. This was revealed once a third-party testing organization deemed that dos Santos’ drug test that he failed was due to a contaminated supplement.
JDS picked up a second-round win over Derrick Lewis by TKO in the headliner of UFC on ESPN + 4. This show went down on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. After the fight, the former UFC heavyweight champion laid out the challenge.
Ngannou took to his official Twitter account once hearing the news and responded with the following emoji hinted at being interested in the fight.