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Jon Jones slams Ciryl Gane for enjoying a game of FIFA before their UFC 285 fight

Max Sherry

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Jon Jones slams Ciryl Gane for enjoying a game of FIFA before their UFC 285 fight

Jon Jones isn't a fan of fighters enjoying some time off, it seems.

The UFC Hall of Famer has hit out at Ciryl Gane after the Frenchman was seen playing some FIFA 23 ahead of their heavyweight title fight this weekend.

I mean, who doesn't enjoy a bit of FIFA to take the edge off, right?


Jones and Gane are set to lock horns for the vacant heavyweight title at UFC 285.

And in a recent episode of the UFC's Embedded series, Gane decided to relax after a hard day of training by thrashing his friend 6-0 on the video game.

But Jones simply wasn't having it.

In a new clip posted to Twitter, Jones is seen reacting to the Embedded clip – and he doesn't look overly impressed.


"I heard that Ciryl Gane's soccer team, online team, is ranked top 60 in the world," Jones says.

"I'm sitting here focusing on combat. He's out there playing video games."

"My job is to have no mercy at the end of the day, whether he is ready for this opportunity or not.


"Somewhere inside of him, he thinks there's a chance that he's going to take food off my family's table and try and destroy my legacy. That's something I take very personal.

"In France he's probably super popular. They don't care whether they win or lose, they're just glad to be here."

Wow, all for playing a PlayStation game, hey?

Perhaps Jones is latching on to comments previous made by the former heavyweight interim champ.


Following his victory over Tai Tuivasa in Paris last year, Gane admitted his training habits aren't exactly the best.

"If I look back at my career, this a regret. I love grappling but unfortunately, I’m lazy, that’s the truth," he said.

"I only train when a fight is announced. I have a lot of media obligations. Professional opportunities outside of the sport. You can’t say no to all these things. I also have to give time to my family, and rest well."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/UFC Embedded/FIFA

Topics: MMA, UFC, Jon Jones, FIFA, Football, FIFA 23

Max Sherry
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