Gilbert Burns is ready to fight a couple more times if that’s what it will take to get him another title shot.
Burns bounced back from his welterweight title defeat to Kamaru Usman in February with a unanimous decision victory over top-ranked Stephen Thompson in the UFC 264 co-headliner last week.
While he was back in the win column, it wasn’t the most impressive performance and “Durinho” will likely need a few more wins if he is to get another crack at Usman.Not that the Brazilian minds too much.
With Colby Covington expected to challenge Usman for the title next, that leaves Burns as the highest-ranked welterweight. And if anyone wants to get a title shot, they’ll have to go through him.
That includes Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards — both of whom Burns is willing to fight in succession.