“I want to fight everybody,” Ciryl Gane refutes to use Francis Ngannou’s name for measuring his legacy ahead of UFC 265

The undefeated Heavyweight fighter, Ciryl Gane is ready to start his own legacy in the division, doesn't want to use Ngannou's name.

Ciryl Gane and Francis Ngannou
Ciryl Gane and Francis Ngannou

The number 3rd ranked UFC Heavyweight fighter, Ciryl Gane is going to face the number 2nd ranked Heavyweight fighter, Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 265. This fight will decide the interim Heavyweight champion who’ll be facing Francis Ngannou to unify his title.

Gane is still undefeated in his MMA career and after Ngannou’s dispute with UFC over the date for his first title defense, Ciryl Gane got the chance to fight for the interim title.

Gane’s coach is also the former coach of Francis Ngannou but the emerging Heavyweight fighter doesn’t want Francis Ngannou’s name to be a measuring stick for his success.

In his latest interview with MMA Mania, Gane says, “I don’t want one fight. I don’t want one fighter. I want to fight everybody, This is a sport to me. Every fight I’ve had I’ve fought with a good feeling, not with a bad feeling. I just want to put on a great performance for the fans. No matter who [I fight], I want to do my job.”

“No, I think it’s going to be Francis for sure. If I beat Derrick and I have the [interim] belt, this is a ticket to be the [top] contender,” he says, shutting down the idea of defending his interim title against another contender. “No, no, no. I think this makes more sense.” {h/t MMA Mania}

Ciryl Gane is ready to accept his defeat even if he losses against Lewis

Ciryl Gane
Ciryl Gane

Ciryl Gane holds an undefeated record in MMA and before that he was also undefeated in Muay Thai. Now, he’ll be facing the man with the most knockout wins in the UFC, Derrick Lewis and he is ready to accept his defeat.

Gane says, “No, that’s not my target. That’s really not my target. Obviously, it’s better for business. But that’s really not my target, Every time I go to the cage, every time I say, ‘Okay, I can win. But I can lose.’ Anything is possible.”

“I don’t know what’s going to happen. So yes, I’m ready to lose. Seriously, I’m already proud of myself if I lose tomorrow. I’ve never lost in my life in MMA or Muay Thai, but I’m not afraid of that. I’m really not afraid of that.” {h/t MMA Mania}

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