UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou got into an awkward encounter with ex-teammate Ciryl Gane backstage at UFC 268 on Saturday.
N’Gannou, who was in attendance to support Kamaru Usman prior to his welterweight title fight against Colby Covington, completely ignored Gane as he walked straight past him backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The awkward encounter has been making the rounds on social media, check it out below.
Not a word between the HWs #UFC268 pic.twitter.com/Ei15lcr2KM
— Jim (@FukingCasuals) November 7, 2021
It looked as though Gane, who used to train with Ngannou at MMA Factory in Paris, France, wanted to talk with Ngannou, but ‘The Predator’ clearly wasn’t interested.
N’Gannou has gone on record to state that he felt disrespected by the UFC in booking an interim heavyweight title bout between Gane and Derrick Lewis at UFC 265.
Gane won the bout via third-round TKO and will take on N’Gannou in a heavyweight title unification bout at the upcoming UFC 270 pay-per-view on Jan. 22, 2022, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
About the author