UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns has named his three potential opponents that he is interested in facing next after fighting a war against Khamzat Chimaev. in his last fight, Gilbert Burns faced the rising UFC prospect Khamzat Chiamev at UFC 273. The fight was a back and forth battle between two of the best welterweights. The fight was a proving point for Khazmat who was tested on all levels by Burns. But at the end of the day, it was Khamzat Chimaev who turned out to be victorious on that day. The fight was a close decision win for Khamzat and could have gone either way.
After the fight, Gilbert Burns was pretty emotional as he was fighting in front of his family and lost a very important fight. Before this loss, he had fought for the welterweight title against the champion Gilbert Burns and lost the fight TKO in round two. He then got back to the win column after getting an important win over top welterweight contender Stephen Wonderboy Thompson.
After the decision Loss against Khamzat, Gilbert Burns expressed his frustration and also hinted at a rematch against Chimaev.
Gilbert Burns wants to fight the Diaz Brothers and Jorge Masvidal
Now in his latest interview, Gilbert Burns has talked about his plans after this loss and which opponents he might be interested in facing next.
“I’m going to take two, three weeks off at the most before I’m back in training. To be honest with you, I really want a big fight. Losing that fight was two steps back, even the way it was. People giving a lot of credit, the stock is up, but I want a title fight, and I went back a little bit. I’ve got to get a few more fights.”
Burns continued, “Nate Diaz’s name is always on my mind. Nate or Nick, that’s a fight that I’ve always wanted to do. But, we’ll see, I think maybe [Jorge] Masvidal, then I’ll fight contenders again. I think I’ve earned the spot to get a big fight. I’ve just given the opportunity to fight Khamzat, we had a war. I feel the way the fight went, it gives me the opportunity to ask for a big fight.”
Gilbert Burns has already asked for a rematch against Khamzat Chimaev but he feels that if the rematch can’t happen then he definitely deserves a money fight in the UFC because he just put on a show in his last fight and gave a fight of the year contender.
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- Gilbert Burns names his potential opponents
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