Ciryl Gane happy to go from sparring partner of hardman Francis Ngannou to opponent, should he beat Jair Rozenstruik
UFCprospect Ciryl Ganeand heavy-hitter Francis Ngannou used to be sparring partners.
- But Gane is unfazed if they will one day become opponents, despite Ngannou's knockout prowess.
- Gane fights in the UFC on Saturday and welcomes all-comers in his quest for success.
Ciryl Gane is happy to go from Francis Ngannou's sparring partner to his opponent.
UFC prospect-come-contender Gane, an unbeaten mixed martial artist from Paris, fights
Ngannou is his former training partner at the MMA Factory in
"It was really great," said Gane. "I was impressed with the power, as his shots have a whip on them. You learn a lot with this kind of guy."On the prospect of fighting Ngannou, reputed to be the hardest-hitting heavyweight in UFC history, in the future, Gane said: "It would be a shame, but it has to be like that sometimes because that's life, and this is a sport." But first, Gane has to overcome Rozenstruik. "He's really tough, with highly-rated striking," he said of the American Top Team striker. "But his ground-game is not really good. His weakness is wrestling.
"We are focused on my strengths," Gane said, adding that even though he last competed in December, the two months between fights was still ample time to build a winning strategy.
"One month to two months is enough to make a gameplan - and we have the right gameplan."
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