While he was competing at UFC Fight Night 226, Ciryl Gane’s home was burglarized.
According to French newspaper Le Parisien, police were called to Gane’s apartment in Nogent-sur-Marne, a suburb of Paris, at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, just hours after he fought at UFC Fight Night 226 at Accor Arena. Police discovered forced entry through the front door and found that a Rolex watch and more jewelry were missing. In total, the damage was assed at $150,000 euros, or roughly $162,000 U.S.
According to Le Parisien, this method of burglary – while high-profile victims aren’t home – is often used against professional soccer players. A source close to the case told the newspaper it’s possible the burglars were helped from within Gane’s camp.
“It is possible that the thugs have carried out scouting or that someone from the sportsman’s entourage has informed them about his schedule,” the person said.
Just hours before police got the call, Gane put on a masterclass against Serghei Spivac in front of his home crowd. Gane won by second-round TKO with a barrage of punches, a nice rebound from his disappointing showing against Jon Jones in March.
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