Ciryl Gane says he is ready for anything Jon Jones might throw at him

Ciryl Gane is a former champion, albeit of the interim varietyHe is a top-notch athlete all around in the UFC. He is fit, fast, explosive, and poses many problems for his opponent. He is not a one-dimensional man who relies solely on his big-time power.

On Saturday, he will fight against the legendary for the vacant title of heavyweight. Jon Jones In the main event of UFC 285 At the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Few doubt his athleticism — including Jones — but the way he lost to former champion Francis Ngannou raised a lot of eyes.

Ngannou is arguably the strongest puncher in MMA’s history, but he was unable to reach contract terms with UFC. However, he beat Gane by outwrestling Gane. This tactic earned Eric Nicksick praise and raised questions about Gane.

Jones, a long-time champion light heavyweight, has some of UFC’s best MMA wrestling. Some corners believe that Ngannou will outwrestle Jones, and it will be a bloodletting once Jones takes him.

Jones recognized Gane’s physical gifts but also questioned Gane’s ability to maintain a fast pace.

Jones said that Ciryl is very athletic. Jones said that he thinks Ciryl stands out in a class of weight where most men don’t enjoy jogging. I am used to guys who are strong, lean, explosive, fast, and have enough energy to go from Round 1 to round 5. Ciryl Gane is not one of those guys in the heavyweight division. Ciryl, I’m referring to Francis’ last fight. Francis couldn’t even move his feet at fight’s end, while Ciryl was just as slow. I want the fans to see that Jon is in a class of his very own. That’s one of my goals. Jon is the only one like him. Jon is the UFC’s best fighter. This is what I intend to show.

“I feel just the same as an athlete.” [as Gane]. In my mind, the standards are the same ones they were before. I expect an Alexander Gustafsson-type of war.”

French fighter Ciryl Gane celebrates after defeating Australian fighter Tai Tuivasa in their men's heavyweight fight during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event at the Accor Arena in Paris, on September 3, 2022. (Photo by JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP) (Photo by JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP via Getty Images)

Ciryl Gane, former interim champion, says he is confident that he will be able to handle whatever Jon Jones brings to UFC 285 in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Photo taken by Julien De Rosa/ Getty Images).

Gane has always heard the doubters from Ngannou, his opponent at UFC 270, Anaheim, California on Jan. 22, 2022. In a Yahoo Sports conversation, he raved about Jones but maintained that his wrestling was not an issue.

He said that anyone who thinks he is not wrestling due to Ngannou’s loss are wrong. He stated that people aren’t giving Ngannou enough credit because they overlook his wrestling. And B, they don’t understand the preparations for Ngannou.

It was impossible to believe that Ngannou would attempt to wrestle Gane during that fight. It was what changed the outcome of Ngannou’s fight.

“Look at Francis, and you ask yourself what the problem is.” Gane stated. “His striking. He is striking, and we prepared hard for that. Remember, I knew Francis [from having trained together] And I was aware of his ability to strike. It was a long time that we spent getting ready.

Jones has a problem with Jones because, while Jones may not be as powerful a striker Ngannou might be, he does have more weapons. Jones is an elite wrestler but Jones’s extended reach makes it possible for him to make the land and distance strikes opponents don’t expect.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 22: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon (right) tackles Ciryl Gane of France in their heavyweight title fight during the UFC 270 event at Honda Center on January 22, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Francis Ngannou defeated Ciryl Gane (bottom), in their heavyweight title bout at UFC270 in 2022. (Photo by Katelynmulcahy/Getty Images).

The late Stefan Bonnar After their fight at UFC 94 2009, Jones raved about Jones’ ability to cover ground inside the Octagon. Jones claimed that Jones would walk across the cage in only two steps so he could never get comfortable with his distance.

Coach Fernand Lopez and Gane both lit up when they heard the Bonnar comments.

“That’s what control is all about. [distance],” Lopez said. “That’s Bon Gamin. We’re aware of his preferences and are prepared to accommodate them.”

Jones’s defeat by Gane will provide Gane with an answer to his critics since Ngannou. He is a great believer in himself and, while he praised Jones at every opportunity, it was not enough to say that Gane believes Jones will lose.

He may be right, and that could change forever the perception of his critics.

Gane stated that Jon Jones is an amazing person and that you cannot take anything away form him for the work he has done over so many years.” Yahoo Sports was informed by Gane. “But I know exactly what I can do, and how hard I’ve worked to prepare for it. It’s now my turn to prove that I can beat this man.

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