Ciryl Gane warns fans not to expect the same Francis Ngannou at UFC 270: “He knows I can manage the power”

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Ciryl Gane has warned fight fans not to expect the same style out of Francis Ngannou at UFC 270.

Gane (10-0 MMA), the promotions current interim heavyweight title holder, and Ngannou (16-3 MMA) the UFC’s reigning heavyweight champion, are set to collide in a title unification bout on January 22.

The highly anticipated matchup is set to headline UFC 270 and the victor will leave the Octagon as “the baddest man on the planet”.

Ciryl Gane vs Francis Ngannou is a fascinating matchup for a number of reasons. First, ‘Bon Gamin’ possesses finesse striking while ‘The Predator’ is known for his devastating knockout power. Secondly the pair are former friends and sparring partners.

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Having known and trained with Francis for many years, Ciryl Gane has a good idea what to expect from the Cameroonian this coming January.

“I think Francis did a lot these last years, and he probably improved and he’s more intelligent. And that’s really great. He’s really well rounded now, and I think it’s going to be more like that. Because he knows I can manage the power. I think he knows I can manage the power. So maybe he should be a smart fighter this day [when we fight].”

Ciryl Gane continued (h/t MMAMania):

“I’m going to manage the fight. I’m going to win after five rounds,” Gane said when asked for a prediction. “Maybe before (I win) with a submission or something like that, why not? Why not?

“I’m going to win against Francis Ngannou and I’m going to be in the top, the ‘baddest man in this world’ after just three years in MMA. That’s really crazy. That’s wonderful.”

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