– Yes, he is good, but I am champion. It’s hard to be impressed. Great performance. I know he’s a great fighter. It’s hard to answer that question for a guy I beat up if I’m impressed with him. I mean, he’s here for a reason. I fought him for a reason, because he is the number 1 challenger – declared, in an interview with the American “ESPN” after the event.
Ngannou praised Gane’s ability to control the fight as it went on, after having a difficult time in the second round when he suffered a knockdown.
– This fight was very electrifying. There was a lot of action in the fight and at some point you see that the fight was half and half and then it turned to Ciryl’s side. That’s what I found. Because the longer the fight lasted, he’s good at controlling it and he managed to apply it to the fight tonight. You see the body kicks, that’s what got him to victory. He had a technical fight.
Ngannou’s victory over Gane was the Cameroonian’s last fight under his current contract with the UFC, but he remains linked to the organization until January 2023. The fighter has not yet reached an agreement for renewal with the company, but he said that his concern at the moment is to recover from the surgeries he underwent on his knee to treat the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament after the confrontation against the Frenchman in January of this year.
– I have no idea what I’m going to do now as I don’t have any deadline for return. I’m going to see the doctor in a week. I’m being accompanied by the doctor, so he’ll come and see how I’m doing,” she concluded.