Jon Jones passed the test of his heavyweight debut with flying colors. Jones dismissed the notion that ring rust will play a factor in the fight, submitting Ciryl Gane in the very first-round of their main event clash at UFC 285.
Gane started with a leg kick that landed low on Jones. The fight was temporarily halted for Jones to readjust. The fight was temporarily halted so that Jones could readjust. 'Bones' established center control and pressured Gane, forcing a reaction out of him. The Frenchman overextended and Jones drilled a perfectly timed takedown.
'Bon Gamin' attempted to regain his footing, but Jones' grappling skills were too formidable. Jones put Gane in a terrible position and sunk in a tight guillotine choke at 2:04 of the very first round.
With this victory, the former two-time light heavyweight champion earned the prestigious distinction of holding titles in two different weight classes. Jon Jones used the opportunity to set up a future fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, possibly at UFC 290 during International Fight Week.
Speaking with Joe Rogan in the post-fight octagon interview, Jones stated:
"Stipe Miocic, I hope you’re training, my guy. You’re the greatest heavyweight of all-time. That’s what I want. I want you, real bad."
Check out Jon Jones' post-fight octagon interview below:
Jon Jones lifts the infamous 'Drake Curse' with submission victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 285
A phenomenon known as the 'Drake Curse' has made the Canadian rapper infamous in the world of combat sports. With the downfall of several athletes and teams, it has become a popular internet meme.
In other words, if Drake is seen in public wearing a team's shirt, or publicly declaring his support for a specific athlete or team, that group or individual will go on to lose. Drake has a poor track record when it comes to UFC fighters, as several of his picks have lost their respective matches.
The 'Drake Curse' was lifted at UFC 285 when Jon Jones submitted Ciryl Gane. The rapper won a staggering $1.7 million from his $2.500.000 wager on Stake.
Needless to say, netizens were thrilled now that the curse has been broken. One fan wrote:
"The most impressive part of Jon Jones' win at #UFC285 is the fact he beat like three different curses. Chael Sonnen 's curse, the haircut curse, and Drake's curse all taken down by Bones."
Another fan wrote:
"Even the Drake curse couldn't catch up, he is just the most naturally talented fighter ever to grace this planet with such a killer instinct. Jon Jones, the new Heavyweight Champ."
Another fan wrote:
"Jon Jones really just beat the Chael Curse, Drake Curse, UFC Embedded Haircut Curse, and Ciryl Gane, while moving up a weight class after 3 years off, in under 3 minutes. Yeah, he’s the goat. #UFC285"