Dana White: No ‘Disrespect’ to Francis Ngannou After UFC 270 Controversy

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By Michael Shapiro Dana White isn’t looking to escalate any potential feud with Francis Ngannou. UFC president Dana White said Wednesday he did not mean to “disrespect” Francis Ngannou as he missed the post-match ceremony after UFC 270. Ngannou secured the heavyweight title belt as he defeated Ciryl Gane on Saturday night. White traditionally places the belt on the winner of a given match, though on Saturday, he was absent from the post-fight news conference. White said Wednesday he didn’t attend the ceremony because he “had something to deal with backstage,” per ESPN. “For anybody that thinks…

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