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Gilbert Burns need to truly want his promised title shot.
The Welterweight contender is undefeated at 170 lbs., and his 6-combat get streak incorporates victories above Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley. His operate has been impressive plenty of that Dana White verified Burns as subsequent in line for the shot, siding with the Brazilian over perhaps much more lucrative match ups like a Jorge Masvidal rematch.
Even so, title pictures can transform hands promptly. Following his dominant get over Woodley just a couple of evenings in the past, Colby Covington has now surpassed him in the official UFC rankings as the No. 1 contender.
“Durinho” isn’t have it, as the Brazilian took to Twitter to argue himself the far more deserving contender and demand from customers a deal … even though also throwing in a potshot at bad Woodley.
U gotta be kidding me! I beat Woodley when he was N1, than Colby arrived watches my battle do what I did n now he ranks larger than me? He just beat the quantity 5 and a man coming from 2 loses n with out a soul!
Who does this Rankings? @danawhite mail me the agreement ASAP #AndNew pic.twitter.com/TqrqrMvqD5
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) September 22, 2020
Though I recognize why Burns is upset and do believe he rightly has acquired his shot at UFC gold, there is an argument for Covington. Burns hasn’t been a Welterweight for that prolonged, so his resume at 170 lbs. is mostly dependent on the aforementioned victories around Woodley and Maia.
Covington now has those people similar wins, alongside victories around adult males like Robbie Lawler, Rafael dos Anjos, and Dong Hyun Kim.
Regardless, the Welterweight division is heating up in a significant way, so hopefully fights start obtaining booked quicker alternatively than later. Nearly all of the top names remain unbooked, and there is loads of entertaining possible match ups to be made.
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I’m heading to maintain it genuine: the memes have not been variety to “T-Wood”
Is it time for Donald Cerrone to step away?
Most sizeable head strikes absorbed, UFC history:
1 Donald Cerrone (1,025)
2 Max Holloway (933)
3 Frankie Edgar (928)
4 Diego Sanchez (885)
5 Robbie Lawler (819)
6 Rafael Dos Anjos (815)
7 Edson Barboza (814)
8 BJ Penn (793)
9 Joe Lauzon (792)
10 Ross Pearson (789)#UFC253
— MMA By The Figures (@NumbersMMA) September 22, 2020
To misquote Edmon Tarverdyan, “HEAD MOOMEN!”
The Khamzat hoopla is wild correct now, and I are unable to even argue it following that a person-punch KO.
I like this battle, but I also truly feel like Leon Edwards requirements a title shot written into the contract should he gain. “Rocky” justifies a title eliminator!
All due regard @Leon_edwardsmma , which I have a whole lot of for you, I have been declaring I would like to fight you for a although now! It will make perception and would be a good match up.
I assume that was my 1st Twitter phone out ever. man that felt odd. #FirstTimeForEverything
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) September 22, 2020
Slips, rips, and KO clips
If a punch lands at the time, may as perfectly throw it a dozen much more situations!
Enjoy some outstanding ring generalship, one of the most underrated things of battling. Almost each individual time I preview a fight on this site, there’s a line about a person fighter needing to minimize off the cage or the other remaining evasive … simply because which is frequently what decides fights!
Leaping Change KICK!
An uncomfortable toilet predicament …
Midnight Music: Fleet Foxes produced a new album titled Shore today, so obviously I listened to that! Their harmonies are as pretty as ever.
Slumber well Maniacs! Additional martial arts insanity is generally on the way.