A yr later, he lastly returns. We had left Ciryl Gane December 21, 2019 at the finish of his victory over Tanner Boser (unanimous resolution), began on the proper monitor with three wins in simply over 4 months and as many fights since his UFC debut. And the French fighter, nonetheless undefeated in MMA (6-0), will make his return to the octagon on December 12 throughout the UFC 256 pay-per-view.
With a big check in perspective: Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos, seventh in the heavyweight rating (Gane is thirteenth) however above all former champion of the class, final man besides Daniel Cormier to have inflicted (in 2014) a defeat at the present Stipe Miocic belt holder.
One extra step, and crucial, in his quest for the title, even when the Brazilian of thirty-six years stays on three defeats in a row. “He’s a big name,” ‘Bon Gamin’ confirmed on the microphone of the RMC Fighter Club podcast. “Who has he lost to recently? Francis Ngannou, Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, the top three in the standings without counting Stipe. So this n It’s not a shame to have lost against these guys. He still remains relevant. He’s rather aging, it’s true, he’s not a newbie like me… But if I beat him, behind, after maybe a fight or two you can really get close to something serious. “
From Boser to Dos Santos, the former champion of the Canadian group TKO might have felt like losing his time. Between well being issues (pneumothorax) and a worldwide pandemic in the spring, then completely different withdrawals for various causes, Ciryl Gane noticed 5 planned fights canceled in 2020, thrice in opposition to Shamil Abdurakhimov and as soon as in opposition to Sergei Pavlovich and Ante Delija (three days earlier than for the latter). What to make him cautious about what can occur so long as he isn’t in the cage. But not sufficient to get him out of his approach.
“Progress pretty much in everything”
“It was a big year of galleys, indeed, but we always remained very focused, because otherwise we lose the motivation to train, says the French fighter. Mentally, it’s still tough. But that does not me not upset at all. I’m always positive. If it happens like that, it’s because it must be like that. I’m still in the mode ‘there is nothing, everything is fine, life is good and we keep training “. And there, I am provided a big, big check. So in the finish, it could be a foul factor for . It’s an important probability for me. If I manage to pass this cap, you might say that I actually belong to the big leagues. ”
Rid of his well being issues, Ciryl Gane was ready to repeat his ranges at the MMA Factory, with additionally a couple of passages at INSEP to work on boxing in opposition to the residents of the champion manufacturing facility, and make “more or less progress. in all”. He can be ready to present all that in opposition to Dos Santos, the excellent opponent to see the former muay-thai specialist return to his fundamentals after two victories by submission and one by resolution since becoming a member of the UFC. “I really intend to release a little more Muay-Thai, send a little more legs,” he confirms with a smile.
For his first combat in Las Vegas, and his first in a PPV, Ciryl Gane is aware of he can have extra gentle on him. He is prepared to tackle, even when he admits not having taken benefit of his yr to progress in English, a necessary step to make himself higher identified through the specialised media: “I am abusing on that side. I did a little lazy, very sincerely. (Laughs.)“He can be much less so in the octagon. Where successful may lead him to a combat for the title, and maybe in opposition to a sure Francis Ngannou, former of the Parisian MMA Factory who should face Miocic for the title in the months to come.
“Francis fully deserves to have the belt, and I think he will have it, assures the heavy Frenchman. If I meet Francis, I would prefer to face him for the belt and not before. When I arrived at MMA Factory, he had already gone to live in Las Vegas. I was able to meet him when he came back to prepare some fights, two or three, but not more than that so I don’t have a relationship with him like I can have with those I see every day at the MMA Factory. But I toured with him in sparring and he’s dangerous, there’s no doubt about it. It’s not myth or luck. Francis, when he touches, he touches. ” And if as well as the factor might be completed in Bercy, now that MMA and its tv broadcasting are approved in France, we might signal instantly.
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