‘I Think I Can Do It’- Ciryl Gane Aims to Follow the Footsteps of Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre In UFC

Published 08/03/2021, 12:31 PM EDT
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ciryl Gane of France celebrates his submission victory over Don’Tale Mayes in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC heavyweight sensation Ciryl Gane has fueled his rocket-like career and is getting ready to launch himself into the space of superstardom. The Frenchman has created such an aura around him in a brief career that only a few elites of the game could challenge.

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He is gearing up to step into the ring in the biggest match yet of his professional career. The Frenchman, aka ‘Bon Gamin’, will face ‘The Black Beast’ Derrick Lewis for the interim heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 265.

While he has been impressive till now, he knows he has to conquer the unchartered levels to be counted amongst the greats like Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre.

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In an interview during the ‘Countdown to UFC 265’, the Frenchman detailed what exactly he has in mind to achieve. “My goal in this sport is (to) put my name on the history of the UFC,” he said. “I want to be this guy like a Jon Jones did it, like GSP did it. Some big guys like that.”

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Gane still doesn’t have a stain yet in his professional career record. The Frenchman has picked up impressive wins on the way over the likes of Alexander Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and even Junior dos Santos. His career record stands with 9 victories and no losses. He also boasts of a 13-0 Muay Thai career record.

“Just started my career in MMA and I did well already,” he said. “So I think I can do it.”

Ciryl Gane shares his views on his opponent Derrick lewis

Gane is set to face a guy who is one of the fiercest strikers the game has ever seen. Although the Frenchman acknowledges the latter’s power, he still thinks ‘The Black Beast’ has some limitations.

“Yes, 100 percent he is one of the best guys in this division,” Gane told MMAMania.com of Lewis. “He’s not well-rounded. When you have someone who cannot fight everywhere like me or Volkov or guys like that, it’s not good for him. That’s why sometimes it didn’t work (for Lewis).”

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“I think it’s going to be the same game plan,” he continued. “Maybe he’ll try wrestling or something like that. But everyone knows what his strengths are. He has big power with each hand. Everyone knows that. Be careful of that.”

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It’s tough to decide who is favorite going into this fight. While Gane boasts of an unbeaten record, Lewis‘ power game knows no bound. It will surely be a spectacle for fans.

Can Gane end up on the levels of Jones and GSP?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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