Watch video above – Ciryl Gane speaks with CBS Sports’ Shakiel Mahjouri
UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane will have his hands full when he looks to unify his title with that of current champion Francis Ngannou in the main event of UFC 270 on Saturday night.
While Gane may have a big task at hand at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California this weekend, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a name on his radar.
“Everybody knows Jon Jones wants to jump into this division,” Gane told CBS Sports’ Shakiel Mahjouri. “This is a good fight for the money. Everybody knows that. I’m authentic. I talk like I think. So yes. Probably when I win against Francis, why not Jon Jones? I know the people want to see that fight because it would be a good match-up. He’s well-rounded and I’m well-rounded. It would probably be a very technical fight.”
Jon Jones has been talking about making a move to heavyweight for some time. Although he has not taken a fight in that weight class just yet, there seem to be some positive developments recently. Jones has been very transparent about his fitness and weight journey on social media.
If Gane claims the UFC heavyweight title on Saturday night, could his first title defense be against former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones?
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UFC 270 fight card:
Francis N’Gannou vs. Ciryl Gane- 265 lbs – for UFC heavyweight title
Brandon Moreno vs. D. Figueiredo – 125 lbs – for UFC flyweight title
Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov – 135 lbs
Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho – 170 lbs
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman – 185 lbs
Michael Morales vs. Trevin Giles – 170 lbs
Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdéz – 155 lbs
Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira – 135 lbs
J. Jasudavicius vs. Kay Hansen – 125 lbs
Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry – 135 lbs
V. Demopoulos vs. S. Juárez – 115 lbs
Ilia Topuria vs. Charles Jourdain – 145 lbs
J. Maddalena vs. Pete Rodriguez – 170 lbs
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