Ward criticized Ngannou's inclusion in the top 10 of the WBC rankings
“You have guys who are struggling to get into that top 10. And I’ll say it like it is: this is politics. This is what happens to the sanctioning organizations. Mauricio Suleiman starts to get angry when I talk about this, he starts writing to me, but he needs to make sure that he is doing the right thing for the company. You can't rank a guy based on his name or what's going on behind the scenes. Ngannou performed well, but it was an isolated incident. He must make himself known. The WBC does whatever it wants."