Ciryl Gane is keen to struggle Derrick Lewis subsequent.
Gane is coming off a unanimous resolution win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik to stay undefeated within the UFC. Lewis, in the meantime, is on a four-fight successful streak following an emphatic uppercut knockout of Curtis Blaydes final month.
Lewis has since spoken of Gane being a possible subsequent opponent for him as they wait to see how the heavyweight title image performs out.
“All of it relies upon,” Lewis stated. “I don’t know the way the UFC needs to construct up that Ciryl Gane man or in the event that they wish to get him in there within the combine immediately.
“I began getting tagged within the struggle (clips on social media), as a result of they stated (Gane vs. Rozenstruik) nonetheless wasn’t worse than me and Francis. I’m like, ‘Rattling. OK. Sh*t.’”
Gane definitely did obtain criticism for the drab nature of his struggle with Rozenstruik. Others, nonetheless, praised him for exhibiting maturity and never taking harm in opposition to one of many heaviest hitters within the division.
Regardless, he’s completely happy to oblige to Lewis’ callout and plans on ending issues early ought to a struggle come to fruition.
“If the struggle (Lewis) goes to be OK for the contract, I believe I’d like to complete the struggle earlier than the top,” Gane informed MMA Junkie. “After all, as a result of I do know it’s good to complete the struggle, however it’s higher to complete the struggle earlier than the top. So if I can, I’m gonna do it.”
Whereas Lewis lacks the general abilities of Gane, he has his final weapon in his proper hand that has appear him emerge victorious in quite a lot of comeback wins.
Gane definitely acknowledges Lewis as a harmful opponent however doesn’t plan on taking pictures on him as a lot as Blaydes did.
“You see the struggle between Curtis and Derrick one week earlier than? Blaydes, if he didn’t (shoot) an excessive amount of with the wrestling, most likely he would win the struggle,” Gane added. “However he did only one mistake to go in entrance of Derrick Lewis and he did only one uppercut and he completed the struggle. For me, the folks say, ‘Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!’ however I don’t wish to do the identical recreation like Curtis Blaydes. It’s a little bit little bit of a disgrace.
“… He doesn’t have a whole lot of abilities, however this man is f*cking harmful. With one punch, only one punch, he can end the sport and he’s No. 2 within the rankings simply with one punch. So sure, this man is admittedly harmful.”
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