Former UFC heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane showcased his prowess yet again in Paris, where he headlined against Sergey Spivak and secured a TKO victory in the second round.
It marked his second consecutive headlining win after defeating Tai Tuivasa in the inaugural UFC Paris main event. But amidst the glory of his recent victory, a distressing incident unfolded in his private life.
Gane’s residence fell victim to a shocking robbery during the event, resulting in a staggering loss exceeding $150,000. This unfortunate incident has cast a shadow over his successful performance and raised concerns about his security.
Speculations suggest that the culprits might have had insider information, possibly from someone close to Ciryl Gane. As of now, no arrests have been made and the suspects remain at large.
The timing of the robbery coincides with the UFC event in Paris. This suggests that it was a well-planned heist as the city was preoccupied with the tournament.
Ciryl Gane has vied for the undisputed UFC heavyweight title twice, although success has eluded him on both occasions. In his first title challenge, Francis Ngannou secured a unanimous decision victory. While in the second attempt, Jon Jones submitted Gane in the first round.
The contest against Ngannou was a nail-biter, with Ngannou staging a remarkable comeback after being down two rounds. He eventually ended up winning the match via decision. On the other hand, Jon Jones handed Ciryl Gane a decisive defeat at UFC 285.
Following his triumph over Sergey Spivak, Ciryl Gane expressed his fervent desire to claim the undisputed title. With Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones slated to face off at UFC 295, the match will potentially determine the future of both combatants and possibly lead to retirement.
Additionally, Gane finds himself in a favorable position alongside Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich as the leading contenders for the coveted title.
In the event of Jon Jones emerging victorious at UFC 295, the prospects of a rematch between him and Ciryl Gane appear dim. However, Sergei Pavlovich emerges as a strong contender for the title shot if either Miocic or Jones secures the win.
With an impressive six-bout win streak to his name, Pavlovich poses a substantial threat to Gane’s aspirations.