Third in the UFC heavyweight standings, Ciryl Gane faces Russian Alexander Volkov on June 26 in Las Vegas (reside and solely on RMC Sport) in a high 5 shock that might open the door to a combat for the title and his said purpose: to grow to be the first French topped in the UFC. Before this new stage, the undefeated “Bon Gamin” confided in the RMC Fighter Club for an enchanting discussion-interview.
To write historical past, he should proceed his personal. Ciryl Gane fought for the first time in MMA lower than three years in the past, in August 2018. During this era, due to varied accidents of his opponents, he couldn’t get into the cage between December 2019 and December 2020. But he is already virtually at the high. We repeat for those that wouldn’t have tilted: the Frenchman has achieved the factor in lower than three years!
Still undefeated in MMA (8-0 together with 5-0 in the UFC), “Bon Gamin” climbed at excessive pace the UFC heavyweight rating – the self-discipline’s largest group – to attain third place since his unanimous decision victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in February.
A place that can make him virtually unavoidable for a title combat if he passes the obstacle Alexander Volkov, fifth in the standings, on June 26 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas as a part of the UFC Fight Night 190 occasion. With the ambition to grow to be the first French fighter to obtain a champion’s belt from the prestigious UFC.
“We are in this theme, yes, confirms the gifted French. When I won against Jairzinho, it was number 3 and I was told to ask for the belt at the microphone and all that. Personally, I said to myself: “I believe they are going to put me one other combat before anyway. There, for as soon as, behind that combat, if I win, I do not suppose they’re going to put me one other intermediate combat before.”
Before that (and a summer when he will become a dad for the second time), he will have to win against the Russian. As this fight approaches, Ciryl Gane paid a visit to the RMC Fighter Club, RMC Sport’s podcast dedicated to combat sports. A half-hour of fascinating discussion-interview where the former muay-Thai specialist confronts himself without dodging any subject to the questions of our consultant (and his friend) Taylor Lapilus, former UFC who shares his training room ( the Parisian MMA Factory, under the aegis of coach Fernand Lopez), and Jonatan MacHardy and Alexandre Herbinet.
His pressure management as the stakes increase, his rapid rise, his permanent relaxation, criticism of Dana White (UFC executive boss) after her not-so-spectacular performance against Rozenstruik, his desire for a knockout that would run in a loop, his lack of fear of defeat, his ability not to be put in difficulty in combat as in training, his sparring sessions with the Olympic boxing qualifier Mourad Aliev, his progress in boxing and on the ground, the coronation of Francis Ngannou in the heavyweight and the prospect of facing the former resident of the MMA Factory for the title, his growing notoriety in France and beyond our borders, his success which does not prevent him from remaining the same, his desire to show his progress in the octagon: “Bon Gamin” confides with a smile and good humor, as all the time.
The Volkov challenge? “We had preparation, we really feel sharp, there isn’t a sore, one thing which is sort of uncommon … We are prepared, what. I all the time used to put myself in the footwear of a outsider, to say to me: ‘This man is stronger than me, I’ll have to show’. It doesn’t change from ordinary. In all sincerity, I believe that it’s the most harmful of the adversaries amongst everybody I’ve met. By his measurement, by his approach of boxing in line which could be very clear, and since this man is full. It is a really good check and I inform myself that it’s going to be a all the extra purpose to launch yet one more model of ‘Bon Gamin’. “
“I do not put myself like a star”
Ngannou champion and soon in his sights? “I’m glad he bought the belt as a result of it might have bothered me to face him before in contrast to what we all know, the undeniable fact that he was ‘born’ in the same place as me. It would have me. aggravated that we put sticks in the wheels before it was for the belt. How did it make me to see it sacred? Frankly, it made me heat to the coronary heart. I used to be tremendous joyful, particularly after I noticed the wave on the networks of those well-known movies in Africa and in every single place. I actually felt that it was not solely for him however for many different issues. It might have been neither scorching nor chilly, however these photos actually made me joyful. It makes me want to do the same for France, that the French are in 1998 World Cup mode behind me. “
His reputation skyrocketing in the UFC highlight? “There is not a day when there is not somebody stopping me and saying ‘Hey Good Kid!’ or ‘Hey Ciryl Gane!’ or to ask me to take an image. It is all the time very good, as a result of individuals know very nicely that I’m delusional and they’re too. I do not put myself like a star so individuals do not idolize me. They do not aren’t fanatics. It’s simply cool. ” To find out all the rest, and get to know “Bon Gamin” higher, only one factor to do: launch this particular Ciryl Gane situation of the RMC Fighter Club. Good listening.