Interim UFC heavyweight champion Cyril Gane said that he defeated Derrick Lewis at the UFC 265 tournament exactly as he expected.
“Of course, I’m happy, but not so much. I don’t know why. It doesn’t excite me so much. Perhaps because I have another test ahead of me. The case is not finished yet, the path will not pass yet, so I remain calm. Although, of course, I am happy about this, because it also means something. So I’m happy.
I didn’t really feel threatened by Derrick. Only once. He ran at me because I hit with my right foot, but did not hit and turned around. It just so happened that he was behind me. It was the only dangerous moment, but apart from that, nothing.
Of course, I expected that I would be able to finish it in such a manner. This was our plan for the fight. As I said before the fight, I wanted to tire him out, put pressure on him, drag him into deep waters. We did it and finished it exactly as we expected, ” Cyril Gane said in an interview with ESPN.
Recall that Gan knocked out Lewis in the third round.