Ciryl Gane’s joy quickly turned to anguish following his latest UFC win.
The former interim heavyweight champion was the main attraction when MMA’s premier promotion touched down in Paris for an epic night of fights at the Accor Arena on Saturday.
‘Bon Gamin’ picked up a second-round TKO win over top contender Sergey Spivak in front of his fellow Parisians as he rebounded from a devastating loss to Jon Jones at UFC 285 in March.
While the 33-year-old was getting his career back on track, his home was being ransacked by a group of burglars, according to French outlet Le Parisien.
The report claims Gane’s house in Nogent-sur-Marne was the target of thieves overnight before police were called to the location at 7:30am on Sunday morning local time.
It’s believed the perpetrators forced themselves through Gane’s front door and stole a Rolex as well as various pieces of jewellery, with losses at an estimated €150,000 (£128,000).
Local law enforcement hopes to identify the assailants by using video and audio footage taken at the scene.
Gane, who has quickly become the face of French MMA, is yet to comment publicly on reports he was the victim of burglars during his latest UFC fight.
Francis Ngannou’s former training partner is fixated on getting another title shot after previously falling shot against ‘The Predator’ before being tapped out by Jones.
‘Bones’ will defend his belt against former two-time heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 on November 11 before assessing his list of potential challengers.
Sergei Pavlovich is currently the number one ranked contender and he will play a backup role at UFC 295 after knocking out Curtis Blaydes, Tai Tuivasa, and Derrick Lewis during his six-fight win streak.
British MMA star Tom Aspinall is also on the cusp of big things after bouncing back from a devastating knee injury to stop Marcin Tybura at UFC London in July.
Gane will most likely need to beat one or both men to get another title shot.
First, he’ll want to see the people who robbed his home and ruined his post-fight party brought to justice.