Ultimate Fighting Championship president , Dana White , has hinted that Gilbert Burns will be the next fight for welterweight champion , Kamaru Usman .
Usman on Sunday beat Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision to retain his welterweight title , winning on all the three judges card : 50- 45, 50- 45 , 49- 46.
The “ Nigerian Nightmare ” had six days to prepare for American Masvidal after Burns pulled out of the UFC 251 after contracting coronavirus with just few days to the title fight .
However , White revealed after the fight that the Brazilian is the No. 1 contender for the welterweight belt and will get his chance against Usman .
“ I think Gilbert Burns and Kamaru Usman is going to be a really, really good fight , ” White said after the fight .
“ He’ s the No. 1 contender.
The kid is hungry.
He wants to fight .
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He wants to be a world champion – and he ’ s No . 1 . Yeah , that puts him in a pretty good spot. ”
Reacting to the news , Burns said he is excited, hungry , and ready to take on the world champion.
“ I’ m the hungriest guy in the welterweight division.
I’ m very hungry , I’ m next, ” Burns tweeted .
Burns , 33, has won 19 of his 22 fights , losing three times.
The Brazilian former grabber has won six of his last fights , including wins over former champion, Tyron Woodly, and former title contender, Damien Mai
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