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Heck of a Morning: Who will Francis Ngannou fight next? Plus, the UFC 288 co-main event mystery continues

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Francis Ngannou
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Since Francis Ngannou parted ways with the UFC everybody has been wondering what his next move will be — will he scratch that itch to box against a big name or will he immediately continue with his MMA journey? That question remains just as difficult to answer months later.

On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck discusses Ngannou’s free agency, if he’ll box next, and if an eventual return to the UFC is possible. Additionally, listener topics include what the new UFC 288 co-main event could end up being, the UFC Vegas 71 main event between Curtis Blaydes and Sergei Pavlovich, the UFC’s flyweight division, Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia, Muhammad Mokaev’s social media misfire calling out Brandon Royval, Cris Cyborg’s MMA future, Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Peña 3, and more.

You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.

If you miss it live, audio-only versions of the podcast can be found below, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

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