After a statement KO win over Junior Dos Santos, UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou just found a new challenger. However his call for a title shot may not happen soon.

Known to some as the “Mike Tyson of MMA,” Francis Ngannou just sent a statement to UFC as he knocked out former UFC champ and long-time top contender Junior Dos Santos. However, even though Ngannou’s win could be considered a ticket to the title shot he’s been longing for, it seems like the 32-year-old fighter would need to wait a bit longer.

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Francis Ngannou wants to face Brock Lesnar next. In this picture, Ngannou prepares for his fight against Stipe Miocic in their Heavyweight Championship fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden, Boston, Jan. 20, 2018. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

In his post-fight octagon interview, the most important thing Ngannou has mentioned was his desire to fight for the title, MMA Junkie reported.

“I think the only thing left now is the winner of Stipe and DC. I want the title shot bad,” Ngannou said.

While Ngannou seems very deserving for a shot at the title, UFC president Dana White has spoken recently and what he has to say is really not much of a good news for the Cameroonian-Frenchman. White stated how hard it is on his part to place title fights every after an impressive win, Bloody Elbow noted.

“This fight has to play out first. Stipe and Cormier has to play out, who wins, how they come out of that fight, what does Cormier want to do next if he wins. So there’s a lot of things that play into what’s next," White explained.

“It’s not as easy as ‘I won tonight, I’m next for the fight.’ And we know this. I go through this every single time there’s a fight,” White added.

Although the title shot is not guaranteed for Ngannou at this point, there is still something for him to be excited about. One mma fighter just accepted a sudden challenge of fighting Ngannou next despite the fact that the heavyweight contender appears to be knocking out guys cold.

To everybody’s surprise, UFC fighter Johnny Walker responded to a post which seeks to know who is willing to go toe-to-toe with Ngannou.

The Brazilian fighter made this bold proclamation with a single-word reply to a post on the UFC Brasil Instagram account, BJPenn.com noted.

Walker currently competes in the UFC’s light heavyweight division and from the looks of how things are going, it is very unlikely that he will be scheduled for a fight against Ngannou regardless of how he is willing to step up.