UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou wasn’t pleased with sparring footage of him working with Cyril Gane being released by his former champ. The video shows Gane getting the best of their sparring matches.
Gane is next in line to challenge Francis for the UFC’s heavyweight title. The champion claims the footage has been manipulated to make him look bad.
“When I saw that footage, my first reaction was laughing,” Francis responded. “Because I know exactly what happened at those training sessions. This is the thing. When they want to like, do some highlight, they always choose the part of the video that they use. And they have a lot of videos like that because, at the time, they were filming our training session to promote him, his fight, and everything. So, there was a lot of footage from those few training sessions. But a lot of them never came out and would never come out. And I know for a fact that they will never come out.”
You be the judge; here’s the video of Francis Ngannou sparring Cyril Gane: