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Ciryl Gane wins interim title after UFC Fight Night 209, explains why Francis Ngannou rematch would be different

Paris – anyone, anywhere.

When asked about future games, Ciryl Gane has long given the answer. However, things were different after his UFC Fight Night 209 TKO victory over Tai Tuivasa. There are regulations. Garn (11-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) is locked in gold.

“I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen,” Garn told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at a post-match news conference. “I don’t think anyone knows what’s going to happen. They’ve made a big mistake in this division at this point. Don’t know if there’s going to be an interim title. Francis, if he stays in the division, I don’t know when he’ll be back. I don’t know. Know when he wants to hit (or can). I don’t know exactly, but whoever it is. I say every time, anyone — anywhere. But now I’m looking for the belt, yeah.”

Now, Francis Ngannou currently holds the UFC heavyweight title. He is not currently booked as he continued to recover from surgery on his knee earlier this year. Former champions Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones are also set to return. Perennial contender Curtis Blaydes also stood by.

Opponents don’t matter to Gane, as long as he returns in a title shot. Open conversations include potential interim titles. Gane is a former interim champion and has no objection to doing it again.

“No, (I don’t mind) because I know the UFC needs to deal with this situation,” Gane said. “It’s not easy. He has a major injury and major surgery, so I can understand that. If I don’t want to wait a long time, then yes, I can use the interim title. It will put me at the front line of this belt. “

Gane is Ngannou’s most recent defending champion. A former training partner, they fought at UFC 270 in January when Ngannou (17-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) defeated Gane by unanimous decision. Although the results are new, Gane doesn’t think they mean repeated results.

“I think Francis has done well because he has more experience and is more mature,” Gane said. “He did a very good job (the job). That’s why I don’t think he was much better than me today, but he did. If I’m going to get my revenge tomorrow, I have to do a better job (the job).

For more information on the cards, visit MMA Junkie’s UFC Fight Night 209 Event Center.



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