Ciryl Gane Reveals Exactly How Much Money He Made for His Interim Title Fight After Taxes

Published 08/17/2021, 12:50 PM EDT


Ciryl Gane won the interim heavyweight title at UFC 265. ‘Bon Gamin’ earned a stunning T/KO finish against Derrick Lewis. He completely outclassed ‘The Black Beast’ with his swift movement and unmatched range control. The Frenchman was just too good for his opponent at the latter’s home.

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Gane recently revealed to Lequipe how much money he took home from the title fight in Houston, Texas. “My purse was $350,000. You take 30 % tax, that’s 240,000. Converted into euros that’s $200,000. There is 20% you give to your team…. It remains around 160,000 euros,” said Gane.

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With his latest triumph, Gane has further added to his perfect professional record. He has already managed to win against the likes of Junior Dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Alexander Volkov, Derrick Lewis, and more in the UFC. Needless to say, that is quite impressive in its own right.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 27: Ciryl Gane of France prepares to fight Jairzinho Rozenstruik 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)

‘Bon Gamin’ will now face Francis Ngannou next with the undisputed heavyweight title on the line. This is an intriguing prospect for fight fans as two completely different styles of fighters will be fighting for the belt.

Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane: who takes it?

Gane and Ngannou are two former teammates. But their styles couldn’t have been more different from the other. Ngannou relies on heavy power and throws every shot with the intention of ending the fight.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon reacts after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Gane, on the other hand, breaks his opponents down in a systematic approach. He overwhelms them with his technique rather than swinging for the fences. That being said, the Frenchman absolutely has the ability to knock anybody out. So, he is a unique challenge for anyone, even ‘The Predator’.

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The fight will be a great spectacle for the fans, to say the least. Whether a cautious Ngannou is good enough to keep Gane at bay and land one of his bombs, remains to be seen. Nevertheless, whoever wins the fight will be the undisputed best heavyweight on the planet.

Who is your pick? Ngannou or Gane? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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