Work is underway to cause a heavyweight belt fight between the two Francois Ngannou and Ciryl Gane. The head of the UFC is however skeptical about the possibility of organizing it in France.
After Ciryl Gane defeated Derrick Lewis and won the temporary heavyweight championship, work began to pair him with Francis Ngannou, a full-fledged champion. The fight has yet to be officially announced, but UFC chief Dana White said the company is already working on the case. In an interview with TMZ Sports, he also explained how he sees the possibility of hosting it in France.
This is what we are working on. Yesterday we had a mailing list meeting and we talked about it a lot. It would be amazing to do it in France, but due to the coronavirus restrictions, I don’t know if it will be possible. In a perfect world, I would love to do this fight in France.
Ciryl Gane and Francis Ngannou both come from the same club in France. They know each other and trained together there. Today, however, Ngannou works in the United States and Gane is still in France.
At the moment, it is not known when a duel unifying the heavyweight belts could take place, but initially it was said around December of this year. Gane has announced that late December or January next year would be perfect for him as he needs time to rest and spend time with his family.