Top Brazilian welterweight spoke out about the unexpected cancellation of the fight with champion Kamaru Usman. Earlier it became known that the number one of the UFC welterweight rating, Gilbert Burns, was forced to abandon the fight in the UFC 251 tournament, where he had to fight for the title with belt winner Kamaru Usman. Burns was diagnosed with the coronavirus. After Burns’s refusal, the promoter for Masvidal announced the readiness to replace Gilbert in a fight with Kamaru. A little later, the media reported that the fighters signed a contract for the fight.
The fight between two teammates – Usman and Burns were to become the main event of UFC 251, which will be held next Saturday on the “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
Gilbert Burns said he would root for Kamaru Usman in a fight against Jorge Masvidal.
“I will root for Kamaru. I like him. We had general coachings. Therefore, it becomes obvious why I will root for Kamaru. The whole world will go crazy if Masvidal wins. The circus will begin. The division will not work correctly, this is my opinion. Because he wants to fight Conor or Nate Diaz. The mess will begin. This is the second reason I want victory for Kamaru. If Masvidal wins, I know that there will be a mess in this division. Everything will go crazy. ”
But not everything can change, because the trainer of Masvidal also has the coronavirus. Mike Brown, an American mixed martial arts trainer for Jorge Masvidal, became infected with the coronavirus before UFC 251.
Later, Brown himself confirmed this information. So whether the battle will take place remains a big question.
Remember that Burns is 33 years old, he has 22 fights, 19 of which he won (15 – ahead of schedule). The record of 33-year-old Usman is 16 victories (8 ahead of schedule) and one defeat.
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