Ciryl Gane reacts to Francis Ngannou's contract dispute with UFC: 'Everybody wants more'
Gane can't relate to Ngannou's disconnect with Dana White and companyNgannou vs. Gane headlines UFC 270, taking place on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Ahead of the fight, Gane shared his reaction to the dissonance between Ngannou and the UFC.
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UFC 270 takes place Saturday with two title fights topping the year’s first pay-per-view, and we’ve got you covered right here with a live-streaming preview show and watch-along.
MMA Junkie’s Farah Hannoun will host the preview show starting at 5 p.m. ET, while MMA Junkie Radio’s “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” will kick off their watch-along at 8 p.m. ET.
In the main event, champion Francis Ngannou and interim champ Ciryl Gane will unify the heavyweight title in a battle of former training partners. And in the co-main event, flyweight champion Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo will meet for the third time after previously fighting to a draw and Moreno claiming the title in their rematch.
UFC 270: Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane verbally spar over memory of actual sparring session
ANAHEIM, Calif. – For and , a lot of their beef might come down to a matter of semantics. For example, Ngannou said Thursday he never was teammates with Gane – but that he already had moved from France to Las Vegas, and merely was passing back through…For example, Ngannou said Thursday he never was teammates with Gane – but that he already had moved from France to Las Vegas, and merely was passing back through MMA Factory in Paris when he happened to do some sparring with Gane. They trained, but they weren’t teammates.
UFC 270 takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Below is the complete UFC 270 card:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo Andre Fialho vs. Michel Pereira Said Nurmagomedov vs. Cody Stamann Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry Jack Della Maddalena vs. Pete Rodriguez Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius MORE:
UFC 270 discussion thread
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UFC 270 faceoff: Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane have first staredown at press conference
ANAHEIM, Calif. – and came face-to-face as opponents for the first time following Thursday's UFC 270 pre-fight press conference. After answering questions from the media, former teammates and training partners Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) and Gane (10-0 MMA,…ANAHEIM, Calif. – Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane came face-to-face as opponents for the first time following Thursday’s UFC 270 pre-fight press conference.
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'If you want to make some real money come see the GK' - Tyson Fury issues challenge to Francis Ngannou .
Francis Ngannou retained his world heavyweight title after beating Cyril Gane at UFC 270.As a result there is now a chance Ngannou could swap the Octagon for a boxing ring and has been actively pursuing a fight with the WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury over recent weeks.