Gilbert Burns wants to stay active post-UFC 258 title bout with Kamaru Usman and intends to run through the Welterweight division.
Ahead of the fight against the UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns is confident that at UFC 258, he will bring his A-game into exercise and will exhibit how “dangerous” he is.
The No.1 contender for the Welterweight title had to endure a series of unfortunate events in order to finally receive the title shot. And against all odds, Durinho will finally enter the Octagon on February 13, to process the much-anticipated fight with Kamaru Usman.
While Usman and the Welterweight title is his prime focus right now, however, Burns is also excited to share the ring with some of the other conders of the 170-pound weight class.
Gilbert Burns intends to run through the Welterweight division
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Gilbert Burns makes it known that he has a long list of opponents that he wants to fight, and would look to compete with other Welterweights after UFC 258.
“I’m just different for these guys,” Burns told MMA Junkie. “I think I’m a big threat and a big danger everywhere. If I touch you with any of my hands, you can feel it. If you try to wrestle me, I can wrestle you, if you try to grapple with me, it will be even more dangerous. I think I’m a big threat, not only for Kamaru but anyone in that division. I’m about to prove that. Then after that I believe I’m going to fight all these guys very soon.
“After Kamaru there’s Colby (Covington). After Colby there’s (Jorge) Masvidal, Leon Edwards, Khamzat Chimaev, (Stephen) ‘Wonderboy’ (Thompson), Michael Chiesa. Every single one I want to fight, and I will fight all these guys, and they will see soon how dangerous I am.”
Burns is of the opinion that the Welterweight division is stacked with title contenders, and on the given day the title opportunity can fall into the lap of any of the top 5.
“Times are crazy right now, (and) you cannot predict anything,” Burns said. “They might book Jorge Masvidal and Colby, and one guy pulls out, ‘Wonderboy’ gets the fight, and he’s right there, or the opposite. I think any one of those top five guys, top six they’re right there. They must stay ready and hope for the opportunity. With COVID, anyone can pull out, and anyone can get hurt, and you’re right there. If I was one of these guys out there in the top seven all the way to No. 1, I would just be ready because opportunity might come soon.”
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