“The Eagle” Khabib Nurmagomedov has picked the best heavyweight out of Francis Ngannou & Ciryl Gane. Khabib was asked to pick one if he had the choice to sign one heavyweight out of Francis Ngannou or Ciryl Gane for his promotion, Eagle Fighting Championship (EFC).
Khabib opined that his pick would be the current undisputed UFC heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane as he believes that Gane is more skilled than Ngannou, and is unlikely to be outmatched by other heavyweights in the sport.
The record holder for most knockouts in UFC history, Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane was crowned the Interim Heavyweight Champion after he finished “The Black Beast” Derik Lewis. Meanwhile, “The Predator” Francis Ngannou hails from Cameroon. He is set to take on Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. The Cameroonian mixed martial artist won the UFC Heavyweight title at UFC 260’s main event card, beating Stipe Miocic via TKO.
Notably, Ngannou has battled many hardships and has literally fought his way out of poverty as he came from a very poor family. He is set to take stage once again at UFC 270’s main event card.
The best heavyweight MMA fight is Ciryl Gane for now: Khabib
Khabib said, “I would like to sign a heavyweight fighter. Some interesting heavyweight fighter. We have a big deficit in a heavyweight division. It would be interesting to sign a heavyweight. Ngannou or Ciryll Gane. As for me, the best heavyweight MMA fight is Ciryl Gane for now. But more interesting for his KO’s is Ngannou."
"I think Ciryl Gane will win. I have never met Ciryl before. I used to meet and talk with Ngannou many times. My professional opinion is that Ciryl Gane is better as a fighter,” Khabib stated
When asked about Gane vs Volkov’s fight and if he was worried, Khabib said, “Sure, I did. But i saw that Gane’s class were one step higher”.