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    “This defeat, it really hurts”: the big disappointment of Ciryl Gane, swept away by Jon Jones in MMA


    It only took a few minutes and four seconds for Jon Jones, legend of his discipline, to put an end to the dreams of Ciryl Gane in the octagon, on the night of Saturday to Sunday in Las Vegas. Beaten in the first round by submission, the 32-year-old fighter failed in his quest to become the first Frenchman in history to lift the UFC world heavyweight belt.

    A scathing defeat that the Vendéen could not digest, at a press conference. “I’m disappointed, of course. But I’m mostly pissed off at myself. We accepted this fight with little time, yes, but we worked very hard. We spent a lot of time with my team and my sparring partners and I’m very upset because I spent all this time but I didn’t have the right reflexes during this fight. Everything is disappointing, ”began Ciryl Gane, who had already lost to Francis Ngannou by decision of the judges in January 2022 for the world belt.

    The Frenchman thus conceded his second defeat in 13 fights and explained that he was going to return to work to finally become UFC champion. “It’s a real loss. My first real defeat, he confided. The one against Francis Ngannou was not very big. I learned a lot but it was not huge. But this one really hurts. It’s a real defeat. But it’s already in the past and I have to move forward, into the future, and I’m going to go straight back to the room. »

    “I’m not sorry for the French fans”

    After three years away from the cage, Jon Jones has won his bet by becoming the holder of the belt of the most prestigious category. “I’m not sorry for the French fans, not at all. It’s a fight, it’s war, and it’s ruthless, “said the American at a press conference. Before making an appointment with Stipe Miocic: “I am excited about the future. I made a great performance. I’m going to get back to work very soon and I’m going to face the biggest heavyweight in the history of the organization, Stipe Miocic, soon. With all the respect I have for him, I’m going to finish him.”



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