Francis Ngannou wasn’t too impressed with Ciryl Gane’s win over Tai Tuivasa in the main event of UFC Paris on Saturday.
Gane and Tuivasa had a back-and-forth slugfest that saw both of them get rocked and dropped and hurt multiple times. It was a very entertaining fight for the fans and in the end, Gane got the job done but Ngannou still wasn’t impressed with it.
Francis Ngannou Weighs In On Ciryl Gane’s UFC Paris Win
“There were good actions in the fight. At some point, you see the fight was half-half and then it switched back to Ciryl’s side, which is what I thought. As far as distance, he’s good at controlling that and he was able to apply that in the fight tonight. You can see the body (shots), that’s what got him the victory. It was just like strategic, technical type of fight…
I know he’s a great fighter. It’s hard to respond to that question for the guy that I beat – if I’m impressed with him. He’s here for a reason. I fought him for a reason because he was probably the No. 1 contender. Yes, he’s good, but I’m the champ. Yeah, so it’s really hard to be impressed.”
Will There Be Ngannou vs Gane 2?
Gane and Ngannou fought back at UFC 270 with Ngannou winning by decision to defend his belt. With Gane’s win over Tuivasa, he called for a title shot but it’s uncertain if he will get it. Ngannou says he doesn’t know when and who he will fight in his return.
“I don’t have any whispers right now,” Ngannou said. “I don’t have any timeline or exact timeline for the return. I’m going to see the doctor one week from now. I’m following up with the doctor to see how it’s going. But it’s going pretty good. But you have to give it some time. It’s not like it’s going to be great. It’s been five months. (I need to) kind of have some more time.”