‘I Want to Beat Masvidal, I Want to Beat Nate Diaz’- Gilbert Burns Urges Dana White for a Top Opponent in His Next Fight

Published 07/19/2021, 10:22 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 10: Gilbert Burns speaks to the media during the UFC 258 Media Day at UFC APEX on February 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Gilbert Burns will fight anyone in the welterweight division for another title shot. Burns secured a spectacular win against Stephen Thompson last week at UFC 264.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

With this victory, ‘Durinho’ has cemented his position in the welterweight division. He is currently #2 on the 170lbs roster. However, it will take ‘Durinho’ a few more wins to earn a rematch against the Nigerian Champion Kamaru Usman.

Meanwhile, the Brazilian fighter is ready to face any challenge that comes his way to the welterweight gold. In a recent interview ‘Durinho’ revealed names he wants to fight next and also talked about a few other important things.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While in talks with TMZ Sports Burns said, “I want the one that will get me a clear way to the title. If that’s Leon Edwards, that’s the one that I want. If I need two more fights, give me Masvidal now and give me Leon Edwards later, I’m not going to lie to you. I want to fight everyone in that division.”

Burns added, “Every top opponent I want to face. I still have a dream match with Colby. Also, I still want a rematch with Kamru. I want to beat Masvidal, I want to beat Nate Diaz, I want to beat Leon Edwards. I want to beat every single guy, especially a tough one in that division. It’s no pressure. It’s just that if you want to fight for the title, you have to beat this guy, that’s the next guy. And I do believe it will be between Leon and Masvidal for my next fight.”

DIVE DEEPER

‘He’s Looking Such an A****le’- TJ Dillashaw Thinks Conor McGregor Looks Like an ‘Idiot’ for Making Excuses After Loss

12 days ago

Will Gilbert Burns Get a Title Shot Next

BRASILIA, BRAZIL – MARCH 14: Gilbert Burns of Brazil celebrates after his TKO victory over Demian Maia of Brazil in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event on March 14, 2020 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC)

‘Durinho’ lost his first title shot against the Nigerian nightmare, Kamaru Usman, via third-round knockout at UFC 258. However, the win over the top contender ‘Wonderboy’ has brought Burns back to the win column.

The (20-4) record holder is ranked #3 in the welterweight division of the UFC. This makes him a viable prospect for the 170lbs gold. However, Colby Covington is next for the title match against Usman, as per the UFC president Dana White.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Also, after bagging a spectacular win against Nate Diaz, British fighter Leon Edwards has made himself relevant in the title race. Hence, Burns might not get a title shot next but a few more wins in his column will surely increase his chances for the welterweight gold.

Who do you think Gilbert Burns should fight next? Let us know in the comment section below.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

‘He’s Not Khabib’- John McCarthy Shuts Down the Comparison Between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev

12 days ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Afnan Chougle

64 articles

Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

essentiallysports's Stories