Gilbert Burns Certain He Will Fight Kamaru Usman Again

Gilbert Burns Certain He Will Fight Kamaru Usman Again

When Gilbert Burns fought former teammate Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 difficult for the welterweight belt, he couldn’t notice his goals of changing into a UFC champion. However, he nonetheless retains an excellent relationship with ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and hopes to battle it out with him as soon as once more.

Burns began off very nicely in his battle in opposition to Usman at UFC 258. But the champion’s jab proved to be a deciding issue within the contest as he ultimately knocked out ‘Durinho’ regardless of early adversity.

Speaking to Helen Yee, Burns stated, “I got a lot of respect for any, to be honest, or any fighter that goes through all the fighters to make your weight training complete.

“And he was he is supporting one of our guy he’s here when Sean Soriano show had a fight in the Abu Dhabi and they’re very close so he came here to watch Sean sparring. Then,we just exchanged couple of words.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 13: (L-R) Gilbert Burns of Brazil punches Kamaru Usman of Nigeria of their UFC welterweight championship battle throughout the UFC 258 occasion at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The former light-weight fighter additionally added that he met Usman at UFC 260 as each had been doing cornering tasks. “I saw him last week too, I was cornering Vicente Luque, he was cornering Francis Ngannou.

“We bump each other a couple times, nothing different you know. I too respect him a lot but I just have a feeling that we’re gonna see him again,” he added.


Can Gilbert Burns handle a title shot with a win at UFC 264?

Byrns will battle former two-time title challenger Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at UFC 264. The hanging wizard is in search of a title shot himself, and so is Burns.

Stakes will probably be excessive when each males collide; a win will catapult both of them to a different shot on the gold.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 04: Stephen Thompson waits for the choice after his title battle in opposition to welterweight champion Tyron Woodley throughout UFC 209 on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Woodley retained his title with a majority-decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

However, each know they’ve their palms full. ‘Wonderboy‘ has a very complete fighter, just as his opponent is. And for Burns, it won’t be a stroll within the park to unravel the puzzle that Thompson is.

Can ‘Durinho‘ battle for the title once more quickly? Let us know.

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