Ciryl Gane has a lot going on as he heads into his UFC 270 title fight against Francis Ngannou on Saturday. There’s a lot of talk about the relationship between both men and somehow, Jon Jones has entered the conversation as well.
Ciryl Gane prides himself on being authentic no matter what. In a recent interview with CBS Sports‘ Shakiel Mahjouri, Ciryl Gane discussed the future of his relationship with Francis Ngannou.
“For my part, yes, I’m always going to be like that. I’m authentic. I want to give respect to anyone on this Earth. This is my mindset,” Gane said. “After that — no matter if Francis wants to keep this kind of relationship — when I jump into the cage, I’m going to do my job for the fans. This is a sport for me. Like a game. This is really like that. No more feelings beyond I want to win. That’s it.”
The fight with Jon Jones is also one that is looming after UFC 270. The winner could potentially take on the former UFC light heavyweight champion.
“Everybody knows Jon Jones wants to jump into this division,” Gane said. “This is a good fight for the money. Everybody knows that. I’m authentic. I talk like I think. So yes. Probably when I win against Francis, why not Jon Jones? I know the people want to see that fight because it would be a good match-up. He’s well-rounded and I’m well-rounded. It would probably be a very technical fight.”
Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane in the UFC will have to wait as Francis Ngannou is very dangerous and also wants a crack at Jones. Things are going to be very interesting once UFC 270 comes to an end.