‘UFC Paris, Why Not?’- Ciryl Gane Proposes a Blockbuster UFC Event at Paris Saint-Germain’s Home Stadium- Les Parc des Princes

Published 09/12/2021, 9:54 AM EDT


UFC heavyweight Ciryl Gane took to social media and sent a message to the UFC about headlining an event in France. ‘Bon Gamin’ defeated Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 and claimed the interim heavyweight championship after going 10-0 as a pro. In a short span of time, Gane has proved that he’s a legitimate force in the division and is someone who could reign supreme.

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With his goal set to unify the title, Gane now awaits the verdict on fighting the undisputed king, Francis Ngannou next. ‘The Predator’ won the title from Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 and now he’s gearing up for his first title defense.

The clash between Ngannou and Gane is set to be one for the ages as both men are considered the future of the heavyweight division.

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UFC x Paris Saint Germain?

Ciryl Gane has the undisputed title on his mind and he wants to fight for gold at the Le Parc des Princes Stadium in France. The aforementioned stadium is the home stadium of the famed soccer club from Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain F.C. [PSG].

Fighting in Paris, France is something that Ciryl Gane has been advocating for, for a meaningful period of time. Not to mention, Francis Ngannou also has ties to the city of Paris as he used to train boxing there. In fact, Ngannou’s rags to riches story is heavily enshrined in the city as he was once homeless in Paris.

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Returning to the city as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world would be nothing short of spectacular. Bringing the headlining act to France is something that the UFC has targeted and could very well be on the card.

Not to mention, both men were former training partners and they have a storied history with each other. While there is no outward disdain for each other, many fans and pundits suspect some bad blood behind the scenes. Regardless of the aforementioned narrative, there’s a lot to love about the fight potentially taking place in Paris, France.

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Darryl Pinto

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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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