Francis Ngannou comments on Dana White’s absence from UFC 270 press conference and octagon
Francis Ngannou didn’t seem impressed that Dana White wasn’t the one to hand him his belt.
Francis Ngannou has denied that the decision for Mick Maynard to put the belt around him instead of Dana White was his.
“I don’t know, you’d have to ask him. I had nothing to do with it, I think it was their decision, I’m about to ask about that too,” Ngannou said at the post-fight press conference.
The awkward situation comes at a turbulent time in White and Ngannou’s relationship, as Ngannou has expressed disappointment with his contract with the UFC.
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“I’ve been wondering about my future in the company for a long time so nothing has changed, I’m still in the same position.”
An endless dispute.
Ngannou’s contract dispute has been in the headlines for some time now, but he denied the idea that money was the only issue in the dispute, saying he felt disrespected by the UFC.
“It’s not just money. I mean, the money is part of it but it’s also the terms of the contract that I don’t agree with, I don’t feel fair, I don’t feel free.
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Ngannou’s comments at the moment all seem to point to boxing.
The inability to try boxing was also a divisive factor in his contract disputes, so Ngannou’s freedom from his UFC contract will most likely lead to him trying to succeed in a different sport instead of re-signing with the UFC. .
“I don’t feel like I was treated well and it’s a shame I have to be in this position to be able to say that.
“I think it’s something that everyone should at least have the right to claim what’s best for them because at the end of the day we put a lot of work into that job, we take a lot in our bodies to make that happen so at least we can have a fair deal.
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