Ahead of their highly anticipated heavyweight bout, Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane came face-to-face for the first time.
MMA enthusiasts have eagerly awaited the heavyweight title bout between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane, scheduled to take place at UFC 285 in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Fans were thrilled to see Jones move up in weight to challenge the former interim champion.
During the pre-fight press conference at the KA Theater at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday night, the two competitors had the chance to size each other up. The heated exchange of verbal jabs between them was met with immense enthusiasm from the crowd.
Moments after the press conference ended, Jones approached Gane with an intense look of determination, causing UFC president Dana White to intervene and place the vacant title belt between them. However, Jones disregarded the strap and pushed it away in order to come face-to-face with Gane and engage in a powerful stare-down.