Video: Ciryl Gane goes ‘Mission Impossible’ on Jon Jones for UFC 285 promo


Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane has a mission – to hand Jon Jones his first legitimate loss.

Gane released his own promo for his UFC 285 headliner against former light heavyweight kingpin Jones and borrowed the soundtrack for the latest installment of Mission Impossible.

Gane welcomes back Jones from a three-year layoff on March 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Jones makes his first appearance as a heavyweight after he relinquished the title of light heavyweight to be promoted.

Check out this promo.

Gane’s music is ripped from Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One, which opens July 14 in theatres around the world. Gane’s fight will long be over by then, but the music is an apt choice for his mission (should he choose to accept it) – to be the first fighter to beat Jones.

“Bones” has one professional loss, a disqualification to Matt Hamill in 2009. It is not a loss in MMA, though. Jones was thumping Hamill and then he got hit with an illegal elbow by Steve Mazzagatti.

Three-time light heavyweight champ Jones most recently appeared in the octagon in 2020 at UFC 247, where he outpointed Dominick Reyes in one of his most difficult title defenses.

After staying with the title hunt, Gane returned to the Octagon after a win over Tai Tuivasa in UFC Paris last September.

Gane and Jones will fight for the heavyweight title left vacant by the departure of Francis Ngannou, who defeated Gane at UFC 270 to retain the belt before running out his UFC contract.