Before the Ciryl Gane-Francis Ngannou fight on January 22, former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov gave his prediction.
It is a support of weight that received the French fighter. Last August, after his victory against Derrick Lewis for the gain of the interim heavyweight belt of the MMA organization, he received the praise of the former lightweight champion now retired from the octagons.
“The best fighter right now is Ciryl Gane. But Francis Ngannou is more interesting as the leader of the heavyweight category, Khabib Nurmagomedov had indicated during a press conference. Yes I think Ciryl Gane will win, I’ve never seen Ciryl, I’ve never met her. I have seen and spoken more with Ngannou but my personal opinion is that Ciryl is the favourite.
If he did not speak again on the subject, “Khabib”, who had finished his career undefeated (29 victories in as many fights), has not had to change his mind since.
The interview with Ciryl Gane in L’Arène Podcast