- Ciryl Gane is very disappointed with how the fight with Jon Jones went down at UFC 285
- “Bon Gamin” blames nobody but himself
Unfortunately, Ciryl Gane found himself on the wrong end of the biggest fight of his MMA career after he got submitted by Jon Jones in the very first round at UFC 285. As expected, “Bon Gamin” is not pleased with how things played out.
This one hurt
During his post-fight news conference, Gane did not shy away from admitting that it was the first time he ever suffered a clean and “real” defeat.
“This is a real loss. This is the first real loss I have. When I think about the loss against Francis, it was not a big loss for me. I learned, but it was not too big. But this one is so painful. This one is a real loss. Now this is the past. I must go forward to see the future. I’m going to go straight back to the gym,” Gane said.
Nobody to else to blame but himself
Unlike other fighters, Gane opted not to be a sore loser. Instead, the Frenchman stressed that it was nobody else’s fault but him.
“I’m disappointed, of course. The biggest feeling is really angry about myself. (I’m) really angry because, yes, we accepted this fight. It was not a short notice, but the time was not too longer. But man, we worked a lot. We worked a lot and we spent a lot of time with my team, with my sparring partners. I’m really angry at myself because I spent a lot of time with my partners and my coaches and my family. It didn’t have a good (reflection) during the fight. I’m really angry,” Gane added.
Gane came in prepared and confident. He was even viewed by many as a fighter who would put Jones’ skills to test with his technical fighting style. However, none of it came out and “Bones” needed just a little over two minutes to tap “Bon Gamin” inside the Octagon and become the new heavyweight champion.
As it stands, Gane is still the No. 1 heavyweight contender with two title fight losses to his name. Jones, meanwhile, is eyeing a showdown with Stipe Miocic for his next fight.