Francis Ngannou: "Psychiatrist told me Fernand Lopez was a problem"

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Francis Ngannou: "Psychiatrist told me Fernand Lopez was a problem"

We are so close to the UFC 270 show and the match between Cyril Gane and Francis Ngannou. It is a fight to unite the belts in the heavyweight category. Ciryl Gane as interim champion will try to dethrone Francis Ngannou, for whom this will also be his first title defense.

The story and animosity between Francis Ngannou and Cyril Gane's coach, Fernando Lopez, is already well known. Predator used to be a member of the French MMA Factory, and Fernand Lopez was its head coach. However, in 2018, after two defeats in a row (Miočić and Lewis), Francis Ngannou broke up with his longtime coach and moved to the USA.

However, this was not a simple parting. Lopez and Ngannou have broken up in a bad relationship, and they often quarrel through the media. As Fernand Lopez is now the head coach of Cyril Gane, the whole story attracts a lot of attention ahead of their mutual match.

Francis Ngannou visited a psychiatrist

Various accusations and tricks came from both sides, and Francis Ngannou revealed in a conversation with Megan Olivi another reason why he left Lopez and his team. ‘‘ I was in Paris two years after the fight with Derrick Lewis and I was struggling with some personal stuff.

I was in such bad shape that I decided to visit a psychiatrist." "If you look at the psychiatrist's notes, it is interesting that even then, two years ago, she identified Fernando (Lopez) as a problem and I should be careful."

"I thought she was crazy. She started with an explanation and wrote it all down. Now I see that she was right, " Francis Ngannou explained. It’s hard to say what exactly happened in the whole story and who’s actually right.

Everyone has their own side of the story and sticks to it. There may be no need to withdraw all this in public, according to the media, but it is their decision. All this will become irrelevant, in the early hours of Sunday.

Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane will be the only people inside the cage (along with the judge). Their martial arts will be the main and only focus, and maybe Francis Ngannou and Lopez will lend a hand to each other when it’s all over.

In any case, this will be one of the biggest fights in the UFC and we will look forward to the clash of Francis Ngannou and Cyril Gane