‘I’m Really Excited About That’- Ciryl Gane Shares an Interest to Fight ‘GOAT’ Jon Jones

Published 06/30/2021, 1:08 AM 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 contender Ciryl Gane shared his candid views on Jon Jones moving up to heavyweight. Additionally, ‘Bon Gamin’ also labeled Jones as the ‘GOAT’ and expressed an interest to fight him. Gane, on a tear in the UFC going 6-0, is already looking towards complete domination at heavyweight.

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Jones has moved up to the heavyweight division, but he is yet to make his debut in the weight class. There are several heavyweight fighters who are excited to welcome him into the division and Gane is no different. However, Gane’s callout was very respectful as he clearly recognizes Jon Jones for being an all-time great that he is.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Ciryl Gane of France poses on the scale during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“Yes of course, of course. A lot of people talk about this fight because I am a technical fighter and he is, too, a technical fighter, so the people like to say, ‘Yeah, this is a good matchup.’ So yes, I’m really excited about that because Jon Jones is the GOAT and everybody knows that. So wow,” Gane said in a chat with TMZ.

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“I think it’s a good move for him (going to heavyweight), of course. He can make a lot of money with it. He did a lot at light heavyweight, so I understand his move to the heavyweight division, he wants to prove something. But yes, of course, there are a lot of people in this division waiting for the title shot, so every time people say ‘Jon Jones, Jon Jones,’ but we are here, too.” [h/t BJ Penn.com]

Ciryl Gane: Only the best in sight

Despite being 9-0 as a professional, Gane is being looked at as one of the best contenders of the year. He recently defeated Alexander Volkov via unanimous decision and showed that he’s got a wide array of weapons.

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Unlike many other heavyweights, Gane relies on his technical skill and not just on raw power. However, Gane is just as powerful as some of the heavy hitters in the division and he’s ready for all comers.

He’ll get his opportunity to make an impact as he was recently granted an interim title shot in August. He’ll take on Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 with the winner moving on towards an undisputed title shot.

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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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