Ciryl Gane talks about Ngannou’s choice not to say hello “For me, it was bad”


MMA – UFC 270 Fight Week is just around the corner! Ciryl Gane recently returned to Francis Ngannou’s attitude the last time the two men crossed paths.

The story goes back to UFC 268 when Ciryl Gane and Francis Ngannou meet backstage at Madison Square Garden. The Cameroonian champion is on the scene as a spectator while “Bon Gamin” accompanies his training partner Nassourdine Imavov. There followed a scene that made the rounds on social networks where Ngannou completely ignores the Gane clan. The French heavyweight still has not understood this decision of his former training partner.

He explains : “For me, I don’t know, it was just for Fernand Lopez. But it was a little embarrassing, because you have your future opponent, you have your former sparring partner, and also Nassourdine Imamov. Nassourdine Imamov has done a lot of sparring with Francis Ngannou, it is perhaps the biggest sparring he has had in his career. So that’s why we were a little embarrassed. He had just won his fight at Madison Square Garden. That’s why it was a little shameful, that’s why it was a little wrong to do that in my opinion. It’s bad. For me it was wrong. That’s it. “ (via The MMA Hour)

Francis Ngannou and his former coach Fernand Lopez did not leave each other on good terms and they exchanged a few picks several times. Despite this, Gane will not make it a personal matter and remains focused on this fight like no other:

“It’s different, not because he’s Francis but because he’s the champion right now. And the champion is a very tall fighter, who has a lot of power, and he’s the final boss of my video game. But like every time, if I make a mistake, it will be okay. If I lose, it’s OK. All the fights of my career have gone like this. But today, yes, I want to take the last step. That’s why it’s a little different. “

The two will face off in the main event of UFC 270 for the heavyweight champion’s belt. It will be a real opposition in style between the power of KO of Ngannou and the technique and intelligence of Gane. See you on the night of January 22 to 23 for the most anticipated shock in the history of French MMA.

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