Jorge Masvidal Agrees To Fight With Gilbert Burns

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‘BMF’ Champion, Jorge Masvidal has accepted a challenge from fellow welterweight Gilbert Burns.

Although freshly coming off a loss to Khamzat Chimaev, the three-round war raised the Brazilian’s stock along with his profile. The potential fight of the year saw Burns push the fearsome ‘Borz’ to the bitter edge despite coming in as a huge underdog.

Following this performance, the 18-fight UFC veteran believes he was deserving of a big-name opponent, calling for guys like the Diaz brothers and Jorge Masvidal.

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“To be honest with you, I want a big fight,” Burns said to TSN. “I don’t know who. Nate Diaz’s name is always on my mind. Nate or Nick, that’s a fight that I’ve always wanted to do. We’ll see, I think maybe Masvidal, then I’ll fight contenders again.”

“We’ll see. I think I’ve earned the spot to get a big fight. I just gave the opportunity to Khamzat, we had a war. I don’t know, I just feel that the way the fight went, he gave me an opportunity to explore a big fight.”

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Jorge Masvidal Responds to Gilbert Burns

It seems now that Gilbert Burns may have gotten a bite from one of the biggest names in the sport in ‘Gamebred’.

Masvidal has been relatively quiet since his loss to bitter rival Colby Covington and has a subsequent arrest for assault on ‘Chaos’, but took the time to accept the fight with Burns over social media.

“Sounds good to me. Let’s see” posted Masvidal.
Burns was quick to respond, stating that: “I know you want to get your wrestling on point so do it while i gotta get my sh*t done than we can make this happen later on this year.”

Who would you have, Jorge Masvidal or Gilbert Burns?

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