In an interview posted to his YouTube channel, Ngannou discussed the win over Gane and accused the fight promotion of protecting Gane with favorable stylistic matches until the title unification bout at UFC 270.
“You don’t usually get into the UFC and get to fight for the title without fighting a wrestler. That’s the rule. In this case, he seems like he was protected. They were protecting him, and they were just hyping his striking style. This isn’t a striking game. This is a fighting game,” Ngannou said.