Gilbert Burns spares a thought for the fighters whose contracts will soon cease. UFC is set to cut loose 60 fighters from the roster.
Last week, Yoel Romero’s sudden release left the MMA community in a state of shock, and while it came out of nowhere Dana White revealed Romero’s departure is just a start of a big layoff process.
At the post UFC Vegas 16 presser, UFC president addressed the question on Romero and said his exit is just a part of the whole and a total of 60 cuts are impending. According to white, an inflated roster instigated this tough decision.
Since Yoel Romero went out on account of a drastic slump in form and because of being a 43-year-old, which as per White isn’t an ideal age for a person to compete in the Octagon, speculations have started to emerge, who else could be on the radar and on the verge of an abrupt exit.
However, what apparently is more concerning and thought provoking is how these fighters will endure the uncertainty when the pandemic is still hovering overhead.
In lines with the same Gilbert Burns has come out and has shown his concern for the fighters at risk.
Gilbert Burns spares a thought for the 60 fighters whose contracts will soon cease
Gilbert Burns, who is the No.1 contender for the Welterweight title and is expected to face Kamaru Usman in February, spared a thought for the fighters who will be eventually shown the doorways.
“Hope the 60 guys getting cut, have been smart about money and make the right decision on the next chapter” Burns wrote on Twitter.
Hope the 60 guys getting cut, have been smart about money and make the right decision on the next chapter 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) December 7, 2020
With UFC yet to declare the names of the fighters who won’t be fighting under the banner of UFC anymore, at this point it can only be speculated who is going out and who might stay and once the names will be revealed then only a future path of the departed would be contemplated.
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