Ciryl Gane had his hand raised in the UFCs debut event in Paris, France the other day nonetheless it didnt come without him going for a few licks from Aussie powerhouse Tai Tuivasa.
Gane, who’s arguably probably the most technical striker in the UFCs heavyweight fold, defeated the heavy-handed Tuivasa via third round TKO after connecting with a flurry of punches after some prolonged targeting of Tuivasas midsection but all this came only after Gane have been collapsed to the canvas after going for a flush shot of their own, and admitted afterwards he was briefly knocked out before regaining his wits.
And talking with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour via MMA Fighting this week, Gane paid tribute to Tuivasa and the ungodly power he possesses in his hands.
The sensation was just, because I didnt see anything, discussing his punch, thats why I fell down, and I believe the bottom woke me up, Gane said. When my ass touched the bottom I said, Oh, what happening? And I understood and reacted directly, he caught me therefore i just do it on his legs to seize and operate, and from then on, I took an escape, maybe three, four seconds, and moved away also it was okay but he touched me for real.
Hes really dangerous. You see sometimes you involve some guys, you cant explain, but he’s got something in his hands, exactly like that. Once the guy touches you, you decrease. Thats it. Incredible.
The truth that Gane didnt go exactly the same way as Tuivasas five prior KO victims speaks to his resilience and he added that, despite facing famous brands Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis in his career, he’s got never felt the kind of raw power that the Australian heavyweight possesses.
No [Ive never felt power like this before], Gane said. Once you consider the punch, it certainly doesnt look hard, powerful. However when he touches you, he touches you for real. Thats why I say, I dont know exactly. I cant explain, but he’s got something in his hands which is the first-time Ive felt this.