The fight between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane was dispatched in two minutes by the American on the night of Saturday to Sunday. Anything but a surprise for Cédric Doumbé.
More than a defeat, it was the way and the speed with which Ciryl Gane was beaten by Jon Jones that marked the spirits. Announced with trumpets and drums like a terrible shock, this fight of UFC 285 organized in the night from Saturday to Sunday, will have lasted the space of two minutes and four seconds, the time for the American veteran to submit his opponent to the ground. An attentive observer of the opposition, Cédric Doumbé was confirmed in his prediction and he did not hesitate to recall that he had felt the blow coming.
The MMA fighter had been invited to give a prediction at the end of February on the antenna of RMC. And for him, everything was already clear. ” Yes I have a favourite, I’m not making a fuss, it’s Jon Jones. And the Cameroonian to explain why. ” Because I want him to write history for him. We’re not going to lie to each other, he’s closer to the end than Ciryl Gane. He is a legend and the fact of changing category and taking the belt in this queen category, for him it would be magnificent on his CV. »
I told you what ❔🤷🏽 ♂️#ufc285
— Cedric Doumbe (@CedricDoumbe) March 5, 2023
“Ciryl can’t beat an opponent like Jones”
Adding that he was confident that Ciryl will be UFC champion at some point“, He then clarified his prognosis. ” On paper, it’s Jon Jones. And I was very surprised by all the predictions that gave Ciryl Gane the winner because supposedly Jon Jones is on the end. No, you have to keep your feet on the ground, on paper, Jon Jones has all the skills, the physical and mental qualities to win this fight and Ciryl cannot beat an opponent like Jon Jones. Now it’s MMA, anything is possible. »
🇫🇷🔥 @CedricDoumbe gives his prediction for the Jones vs Gane clash on March 5 (2 hours on RMC Sport 2)!
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In the end, Cédric Doumbé’s prediction was the right one, and he therefore underlined it just after the defeat of the “good kid”, by posting a message on social networks. ” What did I tell you? He should also return in more detail to the course of the fight lost by Gane. The latter, who told the press that this defeat was ” the only real defeat of his career, said he would return to training to come back stronger.