Ciryl Gane understands why UFC president Dana White may not have been thrilled with the UFC Fight Night 186 headliner.
Gane (8-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) earned a comparatively uneventful unanimous determination win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in Saturday’s heavyweight essential occasion on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It was his first headlining spot, and apparently White wasn’t elated by what he noticed.
Although White didn’t attend the UFC Fight Night 186 post-fight information convention, he relayed some ideas on Gane’s win by means of Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole, who shared the message on to Gane.
“Everybody’s speaking about Ciryl being this huge contender, however take a look at what Francis Ngannou did to Jairzinho,” White wrote to Iole. “This was his popping out social gathering and his likelihood to indicate the world who he’s. He received, however let’s depart it at that. He received.”
Jon Jones not impressed by Ciryl Gane-Jairzinho Rozenstruik struggle at UFC Fight Night 186Gane stated he understands White’s perspective, though he doesn’t take all of the blame. The cageside commentary group of Jon Anik, Michael Bisping and Paul Felder positioned numerous warmth on Rozenstruik, who linked with simply 42 vital strikes over the 25 minutes, versus 102 from Gane.
There wasn’t a giant highlight-reel or dramatic second within the struggle. And for that motive, Gane stated he will get why White may’ve been underwhelmed.
“I can perceive that,” Gane stated. “He is the boss, and he needs to make cash, so that you need the man marketable. The folks need the present. They need the large KO. So sure, I don’t end the struggle. I attempted, however I don’t do it. I can perceive that (criticism), however I’m OK.”
Putting all that apart, Gane stated he’s feeling fairly optimistic in regards to the win. He simply beat a extra skilled opponent in his first UFC essential occasion to advance to 8-0 in his profession, and he’s content material with the hassle he put forth to get there.
“I feel I did it properly,” Gane stated. “I managed the struggle on the toes. I attempted to go down. I did the takedown. I feel I managed properly the struggle on the toes.”
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