Recovered following the inaugural defeat of the French team at the Eurobasket, Rudy Gobert quickly managed to change his mind. He indeed showed it well on Instagram, where he spoke directly to Ciryl Gane a few hours from UFC Paris!
In the absence of the traditional captain of the Blues, Nicolas Batum, it is partly up to him to lead the group in this competition. As such, Rudy Gobert was surrounded by a lot of expectations before France entered the Eurobasket competition on Thursday. His 11 points and 12 rebounds were not enough against Germany, however, the winner of this first shock (63-76).
Like his teammates, the star pivot will have been in great difficulty throughout the meeting. The viral sequence where he gets a cold by Dennis Schröder for example, has earned him some criticism in recent hours. In order not to ruminate on this painful setback for too long, he has obviously decided to forget basketball temporarily, and to focus his attention on another sport.
Before UFC Paris, Gobert impressed by Ciryl Gane
In parallel with the Euro disputed on German soil, another major sporting event will be held this weekend in Paris. The UFC will indeed set down its suitcases for the first time in France, where the tricolor fighter Ciryl Gane will try to get rid of the formidable Tai Tuivasa. An appointment on which Gobert will keep an eye, he who has just mentioned his compatriot on his Instagram story after the traditional weighing!
If he can consider himself a physical beast — testifies to this Teddy Riner’s recent reaction to his build, Rudy is no match for Gane and his 112 kilos of pure muscle. Bon Gamin indeed arrives very sharp for his upcoming fight, for which he will obviously have the support of Gobzilla. Unfortunately for the latter, his obligations will not allow him to follow the festivities at the Accor Arena.
While Gane prepares for the main event of the evening, Gobert will face Lithuania this Saturday at 5:15 p.m. A match with already crucial stakes, for which the big man of Wolves will not be able to show relaxation. Indeed, his battle against Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas in the racket promises to be almost as fierce as the one to be held a few hours later in the Paris octagon!
Even in the middle of the Euro, Rudy Gobert keeps his No. 1 support cap of Ciryl Gane, and commented on his monstrous physique for UFC Paris. Be careful, however, not to scatter too much for the Stifle Tower, which the Blues will need from Saturday!