Gilbert Burns is COVID-19 negative, clearing path to Kamaru Usman and UFC title shot
Gilbert Burns is now COVID-19 unfavorable, clearing the way for a shot at UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Usman was at first slated to defend his belt versus Burns at UFC 251 on July 11, the promotion’s inaugural function on Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi.
As part of the precautions to keep all UFC Fight Island events COVID-no cost, Burns and all other fighters and personnel were necessary to get a unfavorable COVID-19 check prior to boarding a flight to the Yas Island. Burns came back again favourable and was quickly nixed from the battle.
UFC officials quickly shifted to Jorge Masvidal to get Burns’s put. Masvidal fought Usman on 6 times observe, but failed to wrest the belt from the champion.
Masvidal was hoping for a rematch with a full battle camp, but UFC president Dana White has presently declared that Burns would get the up coming crack at Usman as shortly as he is cleared of COVID.
Burns on Monday posted check final results from Access Health-related Labs, showing a damaging outcome for Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the coronavirus acknowledged to result in COVID-19.
It is unclear how shortly the UFC will want to host the Usman vs. Burns bout, but they’ll most likely attempt to do it ahead of the close of 2020.
Burns sporting activities an in general file of 19-3 (12-3 in the UFC). He is now on a six-fight winning streaks that contains victories above the likes of Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, and Gunner Nelson.
Covid Cost-free! 🙏🏾
Sem Corona! 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/A6Pb4srIaP
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 20, 2020
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