Ciryl Gane comprehends why UFC president Dana White may not have actually been delighted with the UFC Fight Night 186 headliner.
Gane (8-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) earned a fairly uneventful unanimous decision win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in Saturdays heavyweight centerpiece at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It was his very first headlining area, and obviously White wasnt elated by what he saw.
White did not attend the UFC Fight Night 186 post-fight news conference, he passed on some thoughts on Ganes win through Yahoo! Sports Kevin Iole, who shared the message directly to Gane.
” Everybodys talking about Ciryl being this huge contender, however look at what Francis Ngannou did to Jairzinho,” White wrote to Iole. He won, however lets leave it at that.
Gane said he understands Whites perspective, although he doesnt take all the blame. The cageside commentary team of Jon Anik, Michael Bisping and Paul Felder positioned a lot of heat on Rozenstruik, who got in touch with just 42 significant strikes over the 25 minutes, rather than 102 from Gane.
There wasnt a big highlight-reel or significant minute in the battle. And because of that, Gane said he gets why White mightve been underwhelmed.
” I can understand that,” Gane said. Yes, I do not end up the battle. I can understand that (criticism), however Im OKAY.”
Putting all that aside, Gane stated hes feeling rather favorable about the win. He simply beat a more knowledgeable opponent in his first UFC primary event to advance to 8-0 in his profession, and hes content with the effort he presented to arrive.
” I think I did it well,” Gane stated. “I managed the battle on the feet. I attempted to go down. I did the takedown. I believe I managed well the fight on the feet.”
” Everybodys talking about Ciryl being this huge contender, however look at what Francis Ngannou did to Jairzinho,” White wrote to Iole.” I can understand that,” Gane said.” I think I did it well,” Gane stated. “I managed the battle on the feet. I believe I managed well the fight on the feet.”