The sparring of former teammates Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane, which got into the network, caused a mixed reaction from the mma community.
A video with a link to the Ciryl Gane club “MMA Factory” was published by the ESPN resource a day before the UFC 265 in Houston.
The sparring of Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane PART 1
The sparring of Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane PART 2
The sparring of Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane PART 3
One of the first who reacted to this video was the current UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.
“How did the training video suddenly appear on the network? This is a dirty move!”, – wrote the”Nigerian Nightmare”.
UFC fighters Kevin Lee and Kevin Holland supported Usman.
“Whoever leaked it is a rare m****,” Holland noted.
“Posting it wasn’t too good,” Lee wrote.
At the same time, the fans noted the fact that Ciryl Gane looked more profitable in this confrontation.
“Gane has the best style to beat Francis Ngannou”
“Ciryl Gane looked better, but sparring is not an indicator”
“If you are a more technical fighter, you will dominate in light sparring. Obviously, Francis could not spar at full strength, otherwise, there would be no people left in the hall”
“Gane is faster, and he is the future of the heavy division”
“Gane is more technical, but Francis only needs to hit once, and as we know, he usually succeeds”
“And Francis got it!”
Recall that in less than a day at UFC 265 in Houston, Ciryl Gane will fight against Derrick Lewis, if he wins over him, he will become the interim UFC heavyweight champion and challenge Francis Ngannou, who owns the current title.