Gilbert Burns to insure Edwards-Covington title fight

Gilbert Burns to insure Edwards-Covington title fight

Gilbert Burns, who fired Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287 in Miami, will insure a welterweight title fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, who is rumored to headline UFC 291 in London on July 22.

“I demand that my next training camp be five rounds,” the Brazilian said in an interview after the fight. “I will go to London and I will be the next fight for the title. I’m ready to insure a title fight and then fight for the championship belt.”

UFC President, Dana White, approved the fighter’s initiative, saying that this issue can be considered resolved.

“I like it. Why not? Consider the issue resolved,” the head of the organization said at a press conference after the event, commenting on the words of Burns.

At the same time, the current champion of the welterweight division, Leon Edwards, counting on the victory of Masvidal, still prefers to pretend that the question of his next opponent has not yet been resolved.

“Damn dumb Jorge ruined everything again,” the Briton wrote on the social network after the fight. “None of them deserve it. Who should I fight next?”

Recall that the fight between Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal, which became the second most important event of the number event, went the whole distance and ended with the defeat of the American by unanimous decision. After the fight, the former street fighter announced his retirement.