When everything was planned for the rematch between Francis Ngannou Y Derrick Lewis, things went the other way. Dana White decided not to hold that fight at the UFC, so now there will be an interim title in the company. “The Beast” must compete against Ciryl Gane, a Frenchman who arrives undefeated and very hungry for a title. Therefore, the anxiety is greater than ever.
The head of UFC He couldn’t convince Jon Jones to fight for the title with Ngannou, but it wasn’t for want of desire. Everything is based on money, considering that “Bonny” wants 10 million for that super fight, the one that all lovers of Mixed Martial Arts want to see. However, Lewis spoke to the press and made it clear that he is ready for whatever comes next.
Backstage at UFC 264, Derrick Lewis He highlighted the following about the interim title: “I really don’t care. They told me what they pay me if I’m fighting Francis, and they told me what I’m going to be. Paid if i fight with CirylSo I don’t care, so I don’t care They still pay me the same as they paid me to fight Francis. Without a doubt, he is ready for what is coming.
I don’t care who it was. Ciryl Gane, he’s a good opponent, he’s dangerous. He’s boring most of the time, but he’s smart. He is a smart fighter so it will continue to be a fun fight with me. It doesn’t matter if he will try to stay away and do all these fancy little kicks and things like that, but I’m still going to have my moment in the fight, “summed up” The Beast. “
The sayings of Gane
Days ago, Ciryl Gane He stated: “Before the fight we knew it. The UFC He texted my trainer Fernand Lopez and said, ‘Man, do your job tonight and after this fight, you’ll have good news.’ When we got to France on Monday, we got a message from the UFC about that August fight. We knew it, but if you don’t have the contract, it’s not official, but when we found out, I was very focused against Volkov.
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