Video: Is Francis Ngannou’s PFL deal a game changer for MMA?

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou officially ended his free agency after signing a landmark contract with the PFL last week.

The deal will pay him an undisclosed minimum purse for his MMA fights, gives him the freedom to pursue boxing, appoints him in a leadership role as the head of PFL Africa, and more. Simply put, there’s never been a fighter contract like this in the history of mixed martial arts.

The deal garnered plenty of praise from fighters, as well as criticism from fans. And not surprisingly, UFC president Dana White put his own negative spin on the deal, which got a response from Ngannou.

Is this a game-changing deal and just how much of game changer is it?

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