VIDEO: NGANNOU AND GANE ARGUE ABOUT THE SPARRING IN THE GYM: “YOU LIE!”
The UFC heavyweight championship bout between Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane are just a day away!
Ahead of this title bout, a lot has come to be about their leaked sparring videos from last year.
It was Ngannou’s old gym, The MMA Factory, that shared video clips showing Ngannou and Gane sparring. Ngannou reacted negatively to the video and said, among other things, that they were manipulated.
During the UFC 270 Pre Fight Press Conference yesterday, Ngannou went one step further. The heavyweight champion said that he and Gane trained together but were never teammates. “The Predator” Ngannou also mentioned that on one occasion he knocked Gane out in sparring, with a left high kick!
However, it was something that Gane did not agree with, something that made Ngannou push further.
“He was probably knocked out because he does not remember,” Ngannou said.
And Gane responded quickly.
– You’re lying. That’s not true, Gane replied. We sparred a bit – and it was really good sparring from Francis. It was a beautiful left kick. The problem with Francis is that he does not like technical sparring – (he likes) using force. … You (met) me with the left kick. You hurt me. Do you see? I’m honest – you hurt me. You hurt me. But you did not beat me down.
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