For his fifth combat within the UFC, his first in “main event”, Ciryl Gane was ready to get what he had come for in Las Vegas this weekend: a victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik to proceed to get nearer to a combat for the title. But the Frenchman has additionally acquired some criticism from the boss of the group, Dana White, on the dearth of spectacle of his efficiency. To which he responds by mentioning, rightly, his good total efficiency.
He dominated (and gained) every of the rounds and confirmed his superiority for twenty-five minutes. For MMA specialists, Ciryl Gane’s victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik – unanimous determination of the judges – this Saturday night in Las Vegas throughout a UFC Fight Night is to be positioned within the “demonstration” class. For his first fundamental occasion on the UFC, the French heavyweight did what he had to do with out placing himself in an excessive amount of hazard and proved his versatility as a fighter and his preventing intelligence. But for most of the people or followers of spectacular “wars” and knockouts, the ensemble could have lacked a little bit of panache and spectacle.
Known for not sparing his troops when he’s sad, Dana White didn’t hesitate when commenting the performance of the “Bon Gamin”, drawing a parallel with the expeditious victory (KO in twenty seconds) of Francis Ngannou on the identical Rozenstruik – who defined to have signed “the worst performance of (s) has career” towards Gane, to which the latter solutions rightly that it was he “who prevented him from doing what he knew how to do” – final May. “Everyone talks about Ciryl being a big challenger, but look what Francis did to Jairzinho,” the UFC government boss instructed Yahoo Sports. “It was his alternative to shine, to present the world who he was. He gained. But we’ll be proud of that. He gained. “
“He desires to earn cash”
Hard to hear for this gifted who made his first pro fight less than three years ago and who comes out of the biggest victory of his career, his fifth in a row since his UFC debut, best current series in the category, which will allow him to integrate the Top 5 of the heavyweight standings and bring him closer to a little more than a chance for the title. But Gane can conceive of his boss’s position, even if he’s completely satisfied with what happened in the Octagon. “I perceive that, he stated at a press convention after his victory. He’s the boss and he desires to earn cash, so he desires a bankable man. We know that individuals need the present, need the large knockouts. I did not handle to end the combat earlier than the restrict. I attempted, however I did not succeed. So I can perceive his place. But I’m OK with that. “
An exit which becomes a little more cash in the columns of The team: “To Dana White, I say he had 4 fights referred to as off, the evening was not that nice and he waited for the heavyweights to beat themselves up, like morons, besides I’m not a jerk.” With no KO / TKOs on the main card, White was arguably hoping for more sparkle in his main fight. But for Gane, the goal was elsewhere. He needed a win to keep climbing. Mission accomplished, and whatever the opinion of the grumpy.
“We are very proud of the way in which the night went, he confirmed this Sunday on the microphone of RMC Sport. Things may have made the night good however it’s by no means good. We have a younger profession, we’ve time to do even higher and we are going to show it. It’s a bit of disappointment as a result of we’d have favored to end the combat earlier than the tip and provides the followers a bit of extra present. But we gave an excellent efficiency. MMA purists will let you know that it was an ideal combat on my half. Suddenly, some folks favored it anyway however others like to have extra present and it is true that it was a bit of missing. “
“I feel I’ve confirmed one thing”
The French fighter himself admits that he was initially not satisfied with his performance. But the words of Fernand Lopez, his coach and the boss of MMA Factory, reassured the one who had never spent so much time fighting on a single evening since the start of his career in MMA (8-0) and who has could gain experience (useful for the future) thanks to this. “I used to be not very glad however he stated to me: ‘You did very properly, you gained all 5 rounds of the combat. So I’m glad. I dealt with this combat very properly, standing up, j I even managed to get him to the bottom. I feel I’ve confirmed one thing. I’ve confirmed that I can undergo all 5 rounds and deal with them. I really feel comfy over 5 rounds. “
His options before a title fight are now limited: Derrick Lewis or Alexander Volkov, who come out of respective victories over Curtis Blaydes and Alistair Overeem, or even Blaydes even if this choice seems less logical. Considering the situation of the category, with a Ngannou who will go up against champion Stipe Miocic for the second time at the end of March and the winner supposed to face former light heavyweight king Jon Jones – who also criticized the performance of Gane and Rozenstruik on social media – a few months later, even a super-spectacular victory over Rozenstruik wouldn’t have opened the doors to a title fight straight away. But his claimed idea of ”being prepared” in the event of injury to Miocic or Ngannou before UFC 260 would now no doubt come up against a White who wants to see more and would certainly favor a Lewis and his KO power (twelve to the ‘UFC, a record since the unified rules after UFC 28).
Which does not mortgage anything for the future: White had slaughtered Ngannou in words after his two defeats against Miocic and Lewis, performances lacking glamor to handle the understatement, but still offered him a new chance for the title thanks to what he’s seen since. White likes big-mouthed “gross sales folks” characters and shows. With Ciryl, a real nice little fan of trash-talking and a superb technician able to master a fight without forcing himself to go for the big shot, he may not always have everything he dreams of for his champions. But he holds a nugget that continues to grow with each exit in the cage. To our national Gane, for whom the UFC boss had until then the eyes (and declarations) of love and who even in contrast him just a few days in the past to a sure Conor McGregor when it comes to the impression it may have on the event of MMA in France, to rapidly get again to work. Given his expertise, we’ve no doubts about his means to accomplish that.