Gan issued a statement after defeating Tuivasa


Former interim UFC heavyweight champion on his prospects

After a knockout victory over Tai Tuivasa in the main event of UFC Fight Night 209 in Paris, 32-year-old Frenchman Cyril Gan touched on his plans for the division title. The native of La Roche-sur-Yon said he had already done enough to reclaim the championship belt held by Francis Ngannou.

“I don’t know what will happen next. I don’t think anyone knows. Will there be an interim title when Francis Ngannou returns and will he stay in the division at all. I don’t know when he wants to fight or when he can fight. I don’t know any of this, but it doesn’t matter. I always repeat – anyone, anywhere. I’m after the title, yeah

I understand that the UFC somehow needs to get out of this situation. Francis has a serious injury, he had surgery, so I understand that. If I don’t want to wait long, I should fight for the interim belt. Then I will retain the first place in line for the title, ”Gan said at a press conference following the UFC Fight Night 209 tournament.