Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Cyrill Gane’s home in Nogent-sur-Marne, France, was ransacked by thieves during the UFC Paris event on September 2. Gane had headlined the event with a second-round TKO victory over Serghei Spivac. The missing items, including a Rolex watch and assorted jewelry, were valued at over $160,000 according to initial reports. Police discovered a forced entry through the front door of Gane’s residence. The suspect for the crime has not been found yet, and the police investigation is ongoing.
Gane’s wife and daughters were not present at home during the break-in, ensuring their safety. Gane only learned about the incident after his fight had concluded, thanks to his wife’s decision to keep it from him until then. The fighter expressed gratitude that his family was unharmed, acknowledging the potential danger if they had witnessed the break-in.
Gane emphasized the need to prioritize his family’s protection and stated that he has taken steps to prevent such incidents from happening again. However, he also expressed frustration with the increasing challenges of maintaining privacy as his profile in France rises due to his success as a UFC heavyweight contender.