Dana White is ready for Gilbert Burns to replace Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal’s action to increase his remuneration may cause him to lose the title to Gilbert Burns – the boxer who has just climbed to No. 1 at Welterweight.

Asking for a raise, Jorge Masvidal not only annoyed UFC president Dana White, but also created opportunities for other boxers to take his place. The most typical is the boxer who shined at UFC on ESPN+ May 9 last – Gilbert Burns.

Overcoming the previous King Tyron Woodley convincingly after 5 rounds, bringing the total number of consecutive victories to 6, Gilbert Burns immediately climbed to the No. 1 position in the Welterweight rankings – something UFC fans could not expect. Not only that, Burns immediately offered to compete with defending champion Kamaru Usman – his teammate at UFC 251, scheduled for July 11. 

“We are waiting for the decision of the UFC. I volunteered for the competition in July and I also know that UFC 251 will take place on November 11, so I volunteered to ask for that. ” – Burns confirmed 

The contrast between Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal in the competition caused UFC President Dana White to react face to face. In a recent interview, White admitted that high possibility Burns will win the chance to face the champion Usman. 

We can recognize that Gilbert Burns is an emerging martial artist and not known as Kamaru Usman or Jorge Masvidal. This positive attitude of “Durinho” may not help him earn big matches, but it is the respect of the audience and the affection of President Dana White. 

As a partner with the defending champion Kamaru Usman at Sandford MMA, Gilbert Burns’s push to fight against his team-mates may raise questions. The Brazilian puncher himself admits it is awkward and takes time to prepare. “That’s what I need time, I really like Kamaru Usman. We went through real battles in the gym, he was a great training partner and helped me a lot. I will have to face that if the match is scheduled” – former World Jutsu champion share.