UFC Uruguay: Coach Says Newcomer Ciryl Gane “Will Change The Face of MMA in Time”
Ciryl Gane has only three, professional MMA bouts under his belt so far, but the heavyweight’s coach is very confident the French fighter’s going to big things in the sport.
Gane has been booked to fight Raphael Pessoa today at UFC Uruguay, after going 3-0 to date. The 6’5 tall fighter had been competing for TKO, where Gane finished all three of his opponents and won the Canadian promotion’s heavyweight title. Gane has also trained with top heavyweight contender, Francis Ngannou.
Recently Gane’s coach, Fernand Lopez, spoke with MMA Fighting, and the latter had this to say about the 29-year-old prospect:
“I definitely feel like something huge is going to happen; Saturday will be the beginning of something big. I don’t know if he will have the opportunity to display everything that he knows, but I do know that Ciryl will change the face of MMA in time. We are looking at one of the most mentally powerful fighters we’ve ever had. I think France will have the face of world in terms of every martial art combined for the next decade,” he said.
“It’s something different and I feel like it’s something special. I’m not saying that because he’s my student, I just really feel like he’s got the whole package. Everything is perfect with him; he’s nice kid, he’s got a nice family, he’s kind and he’s tough as hell. If you’re asking me if people will be talking about Ciryl after Saturday, I’d tell you that people will be talking about this guy for the next 10 years.”
The 30-year-old Pessoa, meanwhile, is also making his UFC debut today. The Brazilian fighter arrives in the UFC armed with a record of 9-0.