Not content to sit around and wait, Ciryl Gane fires his shot instead. The former heavyweight title contender wants a big fight and is targeting UFC 285 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4 as the venue.
Gane tweeted a call for former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to meet him in the octagon. With reigning heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou still not officially booked to return, he volunteers his services to welcome “Bones” to the division, writing:
“Where are you at @JohnnyBones? I’m free this March Vegas”
If Ngannou can’t agree on a new deal with the UFC, Bon Gamin vs. Bones would be the most logical fight to book. Jones would be up against a technical striker and an opponent who moves very well for someone his size.
Jones last competed at UFC 247 in 2020, where he picked up a controversial split decision win over Dominick Reyes to defend his light heavyweight championship. It would be interesting to see how he fares, especially considering he’s coming off a three-year hiatus and moving up a weight class.
Ciryl Gane wants to corner his teammate Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Vegas 67
Ciryl Gane will corner teammate Nassourdine Imavov this Saturday when he takes on Sean Strickland in the main event at UFC Vegas 67.
Imavov vs. Strickland is contested in the light heavyweight division after Russian Sniper’s original opponent, former TUF winner Kelvin Gastelum, was forced to withdraw from the event due to a mouth injury. Although the bout will be contested at 205 pounds, the result will still matter for the middleweight division.
The campaign’s European Twitter account tweeted a photo of the two with a caption:
“Teammates! @Ciryl_Gane flies in the corner @Imavov1at #UFCVegas67 this Saturday!”
‘Tarzan’ is currently the No. 7 middleweight division and is trying to lose a tackle. Meanwhile, Imavov is currently the No. 12 middleweight and is on a three-fight win streak that includes wins over Ian Heinisch, Edmen Shahbazyan and Joaquin Buckley.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-ciryl-gane-calls-jon-jones-fight-march-2023?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Ciryl Gane is calling out Jon Jones for a March 2023 fight