Former UFC interim-heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane is as grateful for huge moments as any calm and composed person should be, even if it means ending up with unfavourable results. Gane, had the biggest fight of his career back at UFC 270 when he fought his former teammate and undisputed UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a title unification match, but unfortunately came up short and lost to the latter via unanimous decision, also having the first loss of his professional career.
Gane was initially doing well against Ngannou in the standup for the first two rounds, until the power puncher, Ngannou turned into this unpredictable yet impressive wrestler that started dominating Gane from the top position whilst securing multiple takedowns for the remaining 3 rounds. Irrespective of this loss, there’s no denying how talented Gane is, for, within just 3 and a half years of experience, he became the UFC interim-heavyweight champion by winning on his way over the likes of Derrick Lewis, Junior Dos Santos, Alexander Volkov and many more.
UFC 270 headliner Ciryl Gane shows a serene attitude before going into biggest career fight
Watch this video below to assess for yourself Gane’s capacity to handle himself under the pressure of situations with huge stakes as he is about to head into the Octagon against the man many consider to be the most powerful puncher in MMA history.
In the video released on Gane’s official Twitter handle, he writes in the caption “That moment is a hard one to describe. Especially when you’re about to challenge for a world title against a very dangerous man. Still love it though [smiley emoji]”
What do you make of Gane’s composure before getting into the Octagon at UFC 270? Who do you want to see ‘Bon Gamin’ fight next? For someone who didn’t make it to the undisputed title, Gane has still made history by being the first UFC champion born out of France, even when it’s an interim title. Also, within a span of just 11 professional fights, many already consider Gane to be the most technical striker in UFC’s heavyweight history.