- Ciryl Gane is planning to be able to manage everything Jon Jones will pull off at UFC 285
- “Bon Gamin” is excited to face a fighter whom he referred to as the GOAT
Ciryl Gane is not letting the pressure get the better of him ahead of one of the biggest challenges of his MMA career. He is set to face Jon Jones at UFC 285 for the heavyweight title this weekend but as early as now, “Bon Gamin” already knows how to handle the fighter he called the “GOAT.”
It’s all about management
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Gane hinted at how the fight with Jones will play out. According to the Frenchman, he’s expecting the former light heavyweight champ to be technical but less faster.
As for his strategy, Gane said the plan is to just stick to his style but be ready to manage everything Jones will be bringing in.
“Maybe he gonna be quick, he’s gonna be fast, technical of course, everybody know that. But I did my Camp for a guy who look like in a heavyweight… I think he’s going to be a little bit less faster before… He’s gonna have a speed,” Gane said… [I would] manage everything. Like, I think he probably love to go with the ground game. I’m gonna manage this. I’m going to manage my distance, I’m gonna punch him, I’m gonna touch him like, I did every time.”
Ciryl likes facing the best
Gane is aware of the Jones’ legacy but he’s not being fazed by it. In fact, he’s even excited to take on whom many regards as one of the greatest fighters of all time because he just loves fighting the best in the sport.
“I’m a competitor. I love sport I love the sport… When I lost my fight again Francis, I was really not happy… I really don’t like that so yeah, today I’m gonna test myself with a ‘GOAT’ and this is a pleasure for me… When you have a fight and you don’t have any challenge that’s not exciting but today we have to do each other so, I’m just really excited about that,” Gane admitted.
UFC 285 will be Gane’s second shot at the title, having lost to Francis Ngannou on his first try. He punched his ticket to another crack at UFC gold by dominating Tai Tuivasa in September last year.
After a long three-year hiatus, Jones is poised to make his return to the octagon, ready to battle it out for the heavyweight championship title in his debut match in the division. With the eyes of the world fixed on this highly anticipated match-up, all bets are off as to who will emerge victorious. Will Jones be able to reclaim his throne, or will his opponent prove to be a force to be reckoned with? Only time will tell.