Francis Ngannou said that he was getting dressed for Saturday's title fight when his agent told him the UFC was threatening to sueGETTY IMAGES
UFC "threatened to sue" FRANCIS NGANNOU's agent MARQUEL MARTIN "just hours before Ngannou was set to compete in a heavyweight title fight Saturday night." Ngannou said that he was getting dressed for the fight when Martin told him that the UFC sent Martin an email "threatening to sue him." Ngannou said that the UFC's allegation in the email was that Martin "discussed Ngannou competing in boxing," while under UFC contract, with JAKE PAUL's business partner NAKISA BIDARIAN. A source confirmed with ESPN the "timing and contents of the email." Martin is an agent with CAA, and Bidarian is the former UFC CFO, the current adviser to Paul and the co-Founder of Paul's Most Valuable Promotions company (ESPN.com, 1/24).
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