Contender for the vacant UFC heavyweight title, Cyril Gan, is betting that a victory over Jon Jones will earn him not only the championship belt, but also the title of the greatest fighter of all time.
“I think he’s better in wrestling, of course, but I have strengths where I’m better than him,” the Frenchman said in an interview with MiddleEasy. “It will be a great game. He has a good fighting IQ, just like me. It’s really interesting and I love these kind of games. It doesn’t scare us. Many people talk about the wrestling game of Francis Ngannou, but he took mostly due to strength. We made some mistakes in the confrontation with Francis, but after this fight we did a great job in the gym and now we are confident in all aspects.”
“I’m fine and feel great. There is no pressure. People think it weighs me down that I’m fighting the greatest, but I’m just glad I can do it. I’m going to jump into the cage and do what I love the most. I will face a smart guy, we are waiting for a great game and a lot of great bonuses. Maybe if I win, I will win the title and the title of the greatest fighter of all time. It makes me so happy that I don’t feel any pressure.”
Recall that the title fight between Jon Jones and Cyril Gan will be the main event of the UFC 285 tournament, which will be held on March 4 in Las Vegas.