Ciryl Gane, a former interim heavyweight champion of the UFC, is expected to make his return to the cage sometime in the early year 2024, according to his coach.
There was a time when the heavyweight division was looking forward to “Bon Gamin” becoming the next big thing. Despite this, his stock fell as a result of his most recent performance. After amassing an outstanding seven-bout victory run in the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization from 2019-21, the Frenchman suffered his first career loss at UFC 270 at the hands of former champion Francis Ngannou via unanimous decision. The fight took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gane was unable to maintain his winning ways and suffered a humiliating first-round submission loss to Jon Jones at UFC 285. Despite making a strong comeback with an astounding knockout win over Tai Tuivasa later that same year, Gane was unable to continue his winning ways.
Despite the fact that the 33-year-old eventually returned to action and won via technical knockout over Sergey Spivak at UFC Paris, his future appears to be questionable given the fact that he has previously failed on two separate times to acquire the undisputed title.
Despite this, the Frenchman is not giving up and will attempt to win the title for a third time. Ciryl Gane is expected to make his return to the Octagon in March of 2024, as stated by his manager Fernand Lopez. On the other hand, the specific event for his return or his opponent has not yet been confirmed.
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The French national currently has a record of 12-2 in the ring. In addition to his accolades in mixed martial arts, ‘Bon Gamin’ is also unbeaten in the sport of Muay Thai. He is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished strikers in the heavyweight division of the UFC.
Ciryl Gane calls out Tom Aspinall
Despite the fact that Ciryl Gane has previously shrugged off the possibility of a bout against Tom Aspinall, the Englishman’s recent win of the interim title at UFC 295 has put him in the crosshairs of ‘Bon Gamin’.
Aspinall finished the evening in stunning fashion at Madison Square Garden by knocking out the divisional boogeyman Sergei Pavlovich in the first round to stake his claim to the interim strap. The fight took place at Madison Square Garden. Gane, who is contemplating a third attempt at winning uncontested gold, views victory over the current temporary champion as the most logical step toward achieving his goal.
The Frenchman criticized Aspinall in a recent piece that he published on X by writing:
“You should be quite proud, Tom. You are the champion right now, which means you are the one who is being pursued, and I am the one who is doing the pursuing. We’ll talk again shortly.