“Zero Developments in His Growth” – Ciryl Gane Served a Tough Reminder After Claims of Ducking Tom Aspinall Gets Disclosed

Published 11/08/2023, 11:00 PM EST

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Tom Aspinall must be living his dream right now. The British fighter is all set to face off against Sergei Pavlovich for the interim heavyweight title. This golden opportunity for Aspinall materialized as the fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic was canceled. Since the day of his arrival in the UFC, Aspinall has been eyeing a chance to get closer to the title and he finally has it.

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As Aspinall is attempting to invade the coveted heavyweight division, the question still remains, is he closer to the heavyweight title than Ciryl Gane? For now, it will not be wrong to claim that Aspinall is much closer to the title than Gane. Surprisingly Paul Craig claims that Gane even ducked Aspinall on multiple occasions. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at this intriguing take.

Paul Craig claims Ciryl Gane Ducked Tom Aspinall

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Ciryl Gane currently ranks number one in UFC’s heavyweight division and is just after Jon Jones. The combat community is of the notion that Gane would be the one who would get the next opportunity for the belt. however Dana White had other plans.

Interestingly, UFC fighter Paul Craig claims that Gane has ducked multiple fights with Tom Aspinall. While having a conversation with Jamahal Hill and coach Eric Nicksick. Craig stated “But then we obviously got the Ciryl Gane. like he was offered Tom and Ciryl [fight] multiple times and he is like nah I don’t want it” 

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Nicksick was soon to respond and agreed with Craig and stated that Gane was not willing to fight Aspinall. Hill claimed that Gane is willing to fight anybody. Nicksick then added, ” I don’t think it’s Ciryl that’s saying no, I think it is Fredinand saying no.” 

He further added, “The Bleprint’s been out and we have seen zero development and and growth in his wrestling from Francis to Jon Jones”. It is worth noting that Gane is currently eyeing the actual heavyweight belt and nothing else.

Ciryl Gane is focused on the heavyweight belt

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Following his victory over Serghei Spivac at UFC Paris, Ciryl Gane was interviewed by Michael Bisping. Bisping inquired about Gane’s intentions regarding a potential matchup with Tom Aspinall, given Aspinall’s long-standing desire to face him.

Gane said “I know a lot of people talk about Aspinall but that doesn’t make sense for me. With my management, they did a really great job all my career, that’s why it was so fast. Now, I just want to go to the belt, I’m the number one contender, he’s number four, it doesn’t make sense.”  Seemingly, ‘Bon Gamin’ completely disregarded any plans of facing Aspinall in the future. Nonetheless, with the interim belt in line, Gane might change his mind.

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Suryakant Das

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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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