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UFC’s Gilbert Burns would like to rematch Kamaru Usman subsequent

Trying on the panorama of the UFC welterweight division, Gilbert Burns believes now is an effective time to run issues again with Kamaru Usman.

Burns (22-7 MMA, 15-7 UFC) challenged Usman for the 170-pound title within the UFC 258 essential occasion in February 2021. “Durinho” surprised Usman early however was finally completed by third-round TKO.

Each Burns and Usman (20-4 MMA, 15-3 UFC) are presently experiencing their first-ever dropping skids. Usman’s most up-to-date bout got here at middleweight when he was edged out by Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294.

“I don’t assume he would do it, however I’d love to try this combat,” Burns stated on the “Present me the Cash” podcast. “I believe it’s a (combat) again within the prime 5 for me, a rematch. For positive, I’ll combat him.”

Tensions had been excessive within the lead-up between Kill Cliff FC teammates Burns and Usman, which led to Burns being emotional. Burns couldn’t maintain again the tears after getting completed by the extremely intense Usman.

“For positive I’d strategy it otherwise,” Burns stated of a possible rematch with Usman. “I used to be very emotional in that first combat, first title combat. I misplaced the chance after I obtained COVID, and I hoped to maintain the chance. I used to be coaching and obtained very emotional within the combat.

“I made a few dumb errors, and I don’t assume I’d do this once more. However Kamaru, he’s a really clever fighter. Again then, he was the man. I believe it might be an incredible combat. If I might choose, that may be my choose for my subsequent combat.”

Burns has misplaced two straight to Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 and Jack Della Maddalena at UFC 299 in March.

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