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Gilbert Burns wants to fight Dustin Poirier at welterweight

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Former UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns has expressed an interest in welcoming the two-time lightweight title challenger Dustin Poirier into the welterweight division. Gilbert burns are one of the best welterweights in the UFC at the moment. He has proved time and time again why he belongs at the top of the division. Now in his last fight, he fought the rising welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273. The fight was a back and forth battle and Burns gave a tough fight to Chimaev. Gilbert Burns scored a knockdown over Khamzat Chimaev but then went on to lose the fight via decision.

Gilbert Burns wants to fight Dustin Poirier at welterweight

Gilbert Burns was entering this fight while riding a one-fight win streak as he had scored a win over Stephen Thompson. Gilbert Burns had previously challenged UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. The fight started in Gilber’s favor as he scored a knockdown over Usman. Kamaru somehow managed to survive the first round and then landed some brutal shots on Gilbert Burns and then dropped him multiple times with his piston Jab before getting the TKO finish.

Gilbert Burns wants to fight Dustin Poirier at welterweight

Now Gilbert Burns has decided to call out fellow title challenger Dustin Poirier. Dustin Poirier is of the biggest stars in the UFC. He has been challenged for the title twice in his career and lost both those fights. In his last fight, he fought against Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title and lost the fight via submission in the third round. He had a dominant start to fight as he scored a knockdown and dropped heavy shots on Oliveira. Even after getting a great start, he lost the next round against Charles who took him down and smashed him to the ground. in the next round, Charles Oliveira was very quick to take his back and submit him via rear-naked choke.

Gilbert Burns wants to fight Dustin Poirier at welterweight

Now Dustin Poirier is rumored to fight again in the coming months but his opponents are always changing. He is rumored to fight Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor. He was recently called out by his former teammate Colby Covington.

Former two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Colby Covington after his latest win over his rival Jorge Masvidal made a call out of Dustin Poirier. Colby said that he wants to fight another fellow teammate, Dustin.

Now Dustin Poirier has lots of options to fight as he might fight Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, Colby Covington, and maybe Gilbert Burns.

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  • Gilbert Burns open to fighting Dustin Poirier

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