LAS VEGAS – With Ciryl Gane breaking into heavyweight rivalry, a matchup with a former teammate might be on the horizon.
Gane (7-Zero MMA, 4-0- UFC) remained unbeaten when he stopped former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 256, and now finds himself within the higher echelon of the heavyweight division just a little greater than two years into his professional MMA profession.
“Bon Gamin,” who’s recognized for his phrase “Anybody, wherever,” just isn’t one to name individuals out. However when Francis Ngannou’s identify was dropped at him, Gane stated he’d be keen to combat him – underneath one situation.
“I feel if the UFC does this, please do that for the belt. That’s it,” Gane advised reporters, together with MMA Junkie, on the UFC 256 post-fight information convention. “As a result of, you perceive, we’re from the identical fitness center, the identical coach.”
Each males have skilled underneath the tutelage of head coach Fernand Lopez at MMA Manufacturing unit in Paris, which explains why Gane wouldn’t be too eager on dealing with Ngannou (15-Three MMA, 10-2 UFC) until there have been huge implications.
Ngannou is projected to problem UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic within the first quarter of 2021 and, if Ngannou reaches the heavyweight summit and Gane’s upward trajectory continues, the largest combat in French MMA historical past may doubtlessly solely be a couple of fights away.