Fight fans will have to wait a bit longer to watch Shane Burgos inside a PFL MMA cage.
On Sunday, MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report from Ariel Helwani of an unspecificed injury forcing Burgos out of his promotional debut against Marlon Moraes on Nov. 25.
Burgos (15-3) had previously announced his intention to sign with PFL after fighting out his UFC contract and testing the waters of free agency.
” It was difficult decision,” Burgos said to Helwani during The MMA Hour . The offer was too good to refuse. Two daughters are my responsibility, so I have to return home and look them in the eyes when this is over. With this deal I feel like that will secure that.
In terms of competition, “Hurricane” was last seen earning a majority decision over Charles Jourdain at UFC Long Island in July. Prior to this, Burgos snapped a two-fight losing skid with a hard fought victory over Billy Quarantillo at UFC 268 in November 2021. He ended his tenure in the UFC with a promotional record of 8-3 with four Fight of the Night honors.
His scheduled opponent Moraes (23-10-1), a former WSOF champion and UFC title challenger, was also expected to make his PFL debut after signing with the promotion in September. Since his December 2019. decision victory over Jose Aldo, “Magic”, has never tasted victory. Since then, fans have witnessed the Brazilian suffer four straight knockout losses to Cory Sandhagen, Rob Font, Merab Dvalishvili, and Song Yadong. There is currently no word on whether Moraes will receive a replacement opponent.