A possible Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad struggle has been stirring up the web because the Brazilian known as out the No.4 ranked welterweight contender for a struggle at UFC 288.
Charles Oliveira incurred an damage that necessitated the rescheduling of his UFC 288 bout towards Beneil Dariush to UFC 289. Gilbert Burns proposed filling in for the vacant co-main occasion spot on the UFC 288 card. He issued a problem to Muhammad, who has expressed displeasure at dropping out on a title alternative to Colby Covington.
At UFC 287, Gilbert Burns defeated Jorge Masvidal by way of unanimous determination. Muhammed responded to the problem with an emoji and a video of himself sweating whereas strolling on a treadmill, indicating that he has accepted the struggle.
The pair have now gone on to substantiate on Twitter that they’ve verbally agreed to the bout. Take a look at the tweets beneath:
Muhammad, who has not competed since October 2022, initially proposed a catchweight match, claiming he can not make the burden in two weeks. Gilbert Burns did not appear too happy by it and as an alternative challenged former interim light-weight champion Dustin Poirier to a struggle on the identical card.
Poirier admitted he’s out of form proper now however implied he can be keen to struggle for the fitting value.
Gilbert Burns hails Miami as the brand new house of the UFC
Gilbert Burns liked each minute of the UFC’s triumphant return to Miami. UFC 287 featured the primary card in Miami in almost 20 years, and the welterweight contender was one half of the co-main occasion. The cardboard was held on the Kaseya Middle, which hosted its 2004 counterpart.
Within the co-main occasion, Burns received a unanimous determination over hometown hero Jorge Masvidal. ‘Durinho’ was impressed by the reception of Miami followers. In an interview with MMA Junkie in Spanish, Burns acknowledged:
“At all times, at all times. Miami is my house. In September, it’s going to be 10 years since I’ve been residing in South Florida. That is my second house for me.”
“I like preventing two or thrice a yr, and if I might struggle as soon as in Brazil and as soon as in Miami, that’s good for me. I used to be very pleased. I believe that is going to be a brand new house for the UFC. This can be a new house for the UFC. However sure, if there’s a struggle right here in Miami, I would like in. If there’s a struggle in Rio, I would like in. I solely wish to struggle at house right here.”
Take a look at the interview beneath: