HILARIOUS: Ciryl Gane Mocks Dana White’s Recent Comments on his Fight

Published 03/01/2021, 6:34 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Ciryl Gane of France kicks Jairzinho Rozenstruik of Suriname in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC heavyweight, Ciryl Gane, spoke out to the media following his main event victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in Las Vegas. ‘Bon Gamin’ cruised to a unanimous decision victory in a bout that was largely criticized by the fans. Furthermore, Dana White sounded off after the contest and was sure to voice his displeasure over the five-round affair.

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Chiefly, the fight failed to deliver on high octane action and both men were very respectful of the power possessed by the other. This led to a slower-paced fight with a mixture of some takedowns to break the monotony. Gane used distance strikes to out-point ‘Bigi Boy’ who wasn’t willing to pull the trigger and instead only countered.

Ciryl Gane reacts to the criticism post-fight

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The MMA Factory standout made sure to address the criticism that was pouring in from fans and his boss, Dana White. The long-time President didn’t hold back and opined that Gane has squandered his chance to make a splash. The aforementioned main-event was looked at as his coming-out party, however, he didn’t end up pushing the pace.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 27: (R-L) Ciryl Gane of France punches Jairzinho Rozenstruik of Suriname in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Ciryl Gane responded to White’s criticism rather professionally but could help but slip in a facial expression or two. It was clear that he stood by his performance, but also understood why there was heat coming his way.

He said, “Yes, I can understand that, he’s the boss, and he wants to make money and we know that people want the show, they want the big KO. So yes, I don’t finish the fight, I tried. I don’t did it, so yes, I can understand that. But I’m okay.”

UFC heavyweight division: What’s next?

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While Gane pulled in some flak for his performance, Rozenstruik wasn’t immune from fan criticism for the tentativeness he showed. Chiefly, the Surinamese fighter acknowledged the fight as his ‘worst performance’ on Instagram and will be looking to bounce back. He is now 1-2 in his last three outings and lost his number 4 spot to ‘Bon Gamin’.

As for Gane, he’ll likely face off against Derrick Lewis in a title eliminator. Jon Jones will get the first crack at the winner of Miocic vs Ngannou 2, and Gane will hope to be next. Fighting Derrick Lewis will probably be the match-up he needs to get himself back in the good graces of the fans and the boss.

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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