UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou said he is not yet close to a return to the Octagon after suffering a serious knee injury.

Recall that the Cameroonian fighter has not been in the cage since January 2022, when he successfully defended his title against Cyril Gan.

“Right now it’s not about a comeback. There’s no specific timeline as to when I’ll have my next fight. I’m scheduled to see a doctor in a week.

Then we’ll know how things are going. All I can say is that the rehab is going pretty good, but we have to give my knee some time.

It’s too early to tell if it’s okay. It’s only been five months since the surgery. I need some more time,” Ngannou said.