Ciryl Gane is all set to take on Jon Jones for the heavyweight title this weekend. However, a recent picture of the Frenchman has been causing a stir online, with fans speculating about a possible hand injury.
‘Bon Gamin’ had previously suffered a hand injury during his TKO victory over Tai Tuivasa in Paris last year. In a photo from UFC 285 media day, Gane’s right hand can be seen looking visibly swollen, which has understandably sparked concerns among fans.
With the fight just around the corner, fans are eagerly waiting for updates on Gane’s injury status. The Frenchman has been in sensational form recently and will be hoping that the injury doesn’t hamper his chances of claiming the heavyweight title against Jones.
Here’s a picture for you to check out:
It looks like Ciryl Gane is going into #UFC285 with a hand injury.😳👀 pic.twitter.com/DNaAa7gew2
— MMA Orbit (@mma_orbit) March 2, 2023
Ciryl Gane has previously stated that he has fully recovered from the hand injury he sustained in his fight against Tai Tuivasa last year. However, some fans are skeptical after a recent photo of the Frenchman surfaced online showing visible swelling on his right hand.
Fans took to Twitter to express their concerns, with many speculating that the injury could potentially affect Gane’s performance in the upcoming fight against Jon Jones for the heavyweight title.
Here are some reactions from social media users who commented on the post:
There’s some clear swelling on his hand recently but it’s right where his surgery was and imo not abnormal to make me think there was a new injury
— Brian Sutterer MD (@BrianSuttererMD) March 2, 2023
I’m going to go out on a limb and say most these dudes probably have jacked up hands, they punch faces for a living 😂
— Trevor Ralph (@TRalph30) March 2, 2023
Despite concerns about a possible hand injury, Ciryl Gane has downplayed any rumors and assured fans that he is fully prepared for his upcoming fight against Jon Jones for the vacant heavyweight title.
Although Gane underwent hand surgery following his TKO win over Tai Tuivasa last year, the Frenchman has since recovered and claimed to be in top form ahead of the highly anticipated matchup.
Given the high stakes involved in the fight, fans are understandably anxious about any potential injuries that could affect Gane’s performance. However, the fighter’s reassurances should give fans some peace of mind as they eagerly await the outcome of the fight between Gane and Jones.
“No, It’s okay now,” Gane said to James Lynch in a recent interview. “No, I did already some sparring, I did already some exercise on the bag, heavy bag. Big punch. No, I’m okay with my hand. My hand is fixed.”
Gane was asked how his hand was doing weeks back when he spoke with @LynchOnSports. You can tell in this video that it looks no different than in the one photo that’s going around. You’re crazy if you think Gane is going into Saturday night with a shattered right hand. #UFC285 pic.twitter.com/54sGB9V1Yz
— AFeldmanMMA (@afeldMMA) March 2, 2023