Ciryl Gane’s coach, Fernand Lopez, has suggested that the UFC star could make a comeback to the Octagon in September against Sergei Pavlovich.
Gane has fallen short in his two major fights, losing his last fight in only two minutes to Jon Jones, as the opportunity to become the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion was gone.
Not only that, but this followed Gane’s devastating loss to Francis Ngannou before the latter went on to leave the UFC.
But now it appears that Gane could be targeting another go at the world title, with Pavlovich being one of the names on his way to that journey.
“September. Sergei Pavlovich would be a good opponent. He was very affected. As soon as the fight ended, he was like, ‘Jeez, I f*cked up. What just happened?’ It happens,” Lopez said.
And yet, Pavlovich is not going to be a pushover. He has been dominating the UFC’s heavyweight division with six consecutive victories, which include knockouts against Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis.
And in his last fight against Curtis Blaydes, Pavlovich won by a first-round TKO in his debut as a headliner of a main event.
With that being said, Gane has plenty to consider in his comeback.