Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane continue to shoot each other a few days before their clash for the heavyweight belt.
Even if Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane sometimes throw flowers at each other, Ciryl Gane having declared that Francis Ngannou was “the most powerful and the most athletic” and Francis Ngannou admired Gane for having “the best style in MMA kickboxing”, the rest is not going that well. The proof with the countless controversies over the video of sparring between Ngannou and Gane, the latest being the reaction and attacks of Fernand Lopez about the criticisms of Ngannou.
Last week Francis Ngannou spoke about Israel Adesanya’s style and took the opportunity to slightly scratch Ciryl Gane (via mmanews):
” Adesanya is a great guy, the MMA striker, definitely. Because when you look at his style, he just does everything Ciryl does, but in a better way. It’s a better version of him”
Right after saying this, Francis Ngannou revealed that he wanted Adesanya to come and help him with his fight against Gane, but due to the strict travel restrictions due to COVID, this could not be done:
” Besides, I tried to get him for this training camp, but the travel restrictions with New Zealand weren’t exactly easy for us. But he would have loved to come here and help me with the striking part, the footwork and everything. “
Besides Gane and Adesanya, Stephen Thompson, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Valentina Schevchenko and many others are kickboxing specialists.
From now on, all that remains is to wait until January 22 for the unification of the heavyweight belt and we will see if Gane manages to make his kickboxing speak…
And who do you think has the best style of kickboxing between Ciryl Gane and Israel Adesanya? Tell us about it!