MMA – The Brazilian talks about complicated negotiations. Indeed, Gilbert Burns is avoided by “many” athletes and regrets it.
The last appearance of “Durinho” in the cage was six months ago. Indeed, last July, he faced Stephen Thompson. Yet far from being an easy opponent, Burns won the game on an indisputable decision. His playing on the ground and his constant aggressiveness were the primary factors in his victory. Far from being sated, Burns would like to make his return to the UFC as soon as possible. It must be said that the man does not hide it, he aims for the title and no less than that.
Only, according to him, it seems somewhat stuck at the level of negotiations. In question ? Few opponents seem quick to face him. Second in the welterweight category, the Brazilian is scary. In an interview for “Combate” transcribed by “BloodyElbow”, Durinho talks about his situation.
“I am already in negotiations for my next opposition. A lot of athletes don’t want to face me, so the negotiations are a bit more complicated. I always watch the fights and when someone in my category fights I go crazy hoping they call me. But no one does. We’ll see when the next event happens. We have negotiated, we are considering a niche in April. We are trying to determine an opponent. It could be Chimaev. He is one of the few to have accepted and we continue to negotiate. We’ll see, he could be next. “
Thus, nothing is yet defined for Gilbert Burns. It is not the desire that is lacking in the Brazilian. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of potential opponents. In addition, Khamzat Chimaev is an exception and could well be the lucky one. On our side, we would be totally up for a Chimaev vs Burns, with guaranteed sparks in the cage.