A clip of Ciryl Gane imitating Sean Strickland is making the rounds. The heavyweight title contender, Gane, can be seen sparring with a partner.
During in the video, he is seen copying Strickland’s posture and striking style.
The two have a bit of history together as Gane was cornering Strickland’s previous opponent Nassourdine Imavov. There was a bit of cage-side drama going on between one of Strickland’s cornermen Chris Curtis and Gane.
After, Strickland thrashed Gane in the press conference. He said that he and Curtis were going to jump the large French heavyweight in the parking lot.
Strickland hilariously said: “F**k Ciryl Gane. Motherf***er, is he a Frenchy? Nah, f**k that big dude. This ain’t no honor here. We’ll beat the motherf***er in the parking lot, kneecap his a**. Nah, motherf***ker, we will go kneecap him in the f***ing parking lot.”
It’s worth mentioning that Strickland is also on the same team as Gane’s rival, ex-heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Gane has imitated a UFC star to perfection. ‘Bon Gamin’ previously impersonated Nate Diaz’s mannerisms. He wore a beanie, put up Diaz’s hand signs, and also spoke in a similar fashion.
Fans are loving the impressions and are lauding the Frenchman for his awesome sense of humor. Many are asking him on social media to impersonate Jon Jones as well. Gane is going to face the UFC legend in his toughest challenge to date.
The two will be squaring off for the UFC heavyweight title that Ngannou left vacant after his UFC exit. The bout will take place at UFC 285 in March and is a matchup of contrasting styles. Gane’s coach excitedly commented on the fight.
Syed Ali Fazeel is an accomplished MMA fan, and writer. He discovered MMA in his youth and has been following the sport since TUF season 1.