Ciryl Gane is set to face Derrick Lewis for the interim-heavyweight belt. “Black Beast” has never failed to surprise top-ranked opponents, and he has displayed his freakish power on multiple occasions. Gane is known to be a sophisticated striker and he believes he can exploit the weaknesses in Lewis’s game.
Gane is currently undefeated and his time inside the UFC has been amazing, he earned this title shot after defeating Alexander Volkov in his last fight, he wishes to dethrone the current champion Francis Ngannou and understand that he needs to get through Lewis to get this one.
“Yes, 100 percent he is one of the best guys in this division,” said Gane. “He’s not well-rounded. When you have someone who cannot fight everywhere like me or Volkov or guys like that, it’s not good for him. That’s why sometimes it didn’t work.”
“I didn’t want to be an athlete,” Ciryl Gane reveals he never planned on becoming a professional athlete
Gane is aware of the power Lewis possesses, and according to him, that’s the only thing he needs to look out for, “I think it’s going to be the same gameplan. Maybe he’ll try wrestling or something like that. But everyone knows what his strengths are. He has big power with each hand. Everyone knows that. You have to be careful of that.”
“I wasn’t ready to be a professional. I don’t know why. Sports were just a pleasure for me. When I was young, I didn’t want to be an athlete. I didn’t want to have the pressure or something like that. For me, sport is just a pleasure,” he explains. “When I was 24, I was in this furniture. It’s really crazy because I’m an athletic guy and it’s easy for me to do any sport. I said, ‘Okay, let’s go. I’m going to try it.’”