Francis Ngannou Reacts After Jon Jones Submits Ciryl Gane to Win UFC Heavyweight Title
- Former UFC heavyweight champion has reacted to Jon Jones win over Ciryl Gane
- Jon Jones made a triumphant return to the UFC as he beat Ciryl Gane in the first round of the title fight
- Bones captured the UFC Heavyweight championship and cemented his place as the GOAT of MMA
Jon 'Bones' Jones made light work of Ciryl Gane on Saturday in Las Vegas to become the new UFC heavyweight champion.
Jones (27-1 MMA) delivered a first-round victory to become the third fighter to win titles at light heavyweight and heavyweight, joining UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture and Daniel Cormier.
The American fighter quickly had Gane on the canvas before working his way on top of him, putting him in a guillotine hold which he couldn’t get out of and had to submit to the heavyweight debutant.
As per MSN, the much-anticipated bout was as one-sided as Jones claimed it would be in the build-up.
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The ex-lightweight champion was adamant that the fight was a mismatch, and it certainly appeared that way as he took no damage on his way to the title in the Octagon.
Jones has now become the 8th fighter in UFC history to win titles in 2 divisions, ESPN Stats & Info noted.
He's the 3rd fighter to win titles at light heavyweight and heavyweight, joining UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture and Daniel Cormier.
What did Ngannou say?
After Jones' win, former UFC heavyweight champion Francis 'The Predator' Ngannou took to social media to congratulate Jones.
He however reminded the newly minted two-division champion exactly where the pecking order is at heavyweight.
“Good job Jonny Boy Sincerely, The heavyweight king,” Ngannou wrote.
Why Ngannou left the UFC
According to Bloody Eye Blow, Ngannou (17-3) decided to quit the UFC after failing to agree to a new contract with the organisation.
The 36-year-old currently rides a six-fight winning streak, with victories over Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Stipe Miocic and Ciryl Gane.
The Cameroonian fighter's last defeat came five years ago when he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Derrick Lewis.
After leaving the UFC, Ngannou is reportedly in talks to fight former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder.
How Jones defeated Gane
The Jones and Gane fight started and immediately stopped within the first seven seconds of the fight. Gane accidentally landed a low blow but Bones didn’t take long to shake it off and the action resumed.
It then didn't take long for Jones to take the fight to the ground. Jones ducked under a punch from Bon Gamin and immediately went for a clinch, dragging Gane to the ground. Using his strength, he pushed Gane up against the cage and within seconds he managed to hook in a guillotine choke.
The hold was so deep in that Gane had no choice but to tap within a few seconds. Suffering no damage during the fight, apart from the low blow, Jones is ready for a quick turnaround and called out Stipe Miocic next.
Jon Jones chases GOAT status
Jon Jones wants to be known as the greatest of all time.
Sports Brief previously reported that the former Light-Heavyweight Champion was returning to the UFC after three years away and had one goal in mind.
Speaking to Jimmy Smith before his return, Jones admitted he wasn’t worried about the pound-for-pound rankings as he was chasing a bigger goal.