The UFC heavyweight champion, Frenchman Francis Ngannou, shared his opinion about the fight with his compatriot and former teammate Ciryl Gane, who holds the temporary title of the same weight category.
At UFC 265, Gane TKO’d Derrick Lewis to become the interim heavyweight champion. However, many criticized that the fight was for the interim strap when Ngannou had just won the belt back in March. Yet, he says none of that matters as everyone knows he is the real king.
“I’m the king, it doesn’t matter whatever is out there, I’m the king,” Ngannou said in his reaction video to UFC 265 on his YouTube channel. “I’m the UFC heavyweight champion, the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion. The real belt is at home. Not the one that they bought at Walmart or whatever. The real one is at home.”
Before the fight started, Ngannou said he thought Gane would win by decision as that is the way he fights. However, that wasn’t the case, but Ngannou still didn’t have much to say about his performance.
“Well, he is a contender. I don’t have no response for him. I’m the champ, so I’m here to fight the contenders. It’s gonna be a fun fight though, it’s gonna be a fun fight. I know that game, you know. I know that game,” Ngannou said. “We both know each other, regardless (of) the clips of the video that they’re trying to put out there, keeping the real one, but they know. When you know, you know. I’m sure he’s really happy and he deserves the moment. But, he knows what is coming after him. Yeah, he knows for sure.”