In June 2020, Burgos took part in a fight of the yr candidate in a unanimous selection decline to Josh Emmett.
Then, Burgos experienced a tough battle with COVID-19.
“I experienced it for 10 times total. First working day was truly terrible, exhaustedly drained and felt like absolute crap,” Burgos mentioned at UFC 262 media working day. “Then the rest of the days immediately after that I was just lethargic the whole time. It was so disheartening.”
Burgos then experienced a battle tumble out. The no. 9 ranked contender was initially scheduled to combat no. 15 ranked Hakeem Dawodu at UFC 257, but the Canadian featherweight Dawodu was compelled to pull out with a shoulder injury.
The New York indigenous then experienced his 2nd daughter just two weeks in the past.
Now? Burgos is just times away from battling UFC veteran and kickboxing ace Edson Barboza on the most important card of UFC 262.
Burgos watched Barboza when the featherweight was nevertheless in significant university, to say he is fired up for this matchup is an understatement.
“Man, I obtained goosebumps. Like my hair standing up. I was like, ‘Yes, this is the one male,’” Barboza said. “Because right after that, you appear off a reduction you really do not know you are gonna get available. You really don’t know what you are heading to get.
“But to get a identify like Edson Barboza off of reduction? Dude, I feel like this is the largest struggle of my occupation truthfully.”
Whilst he predicts a end versus Barboza, Burgos promises fireworks for this key card matchup.
“It’s one particular of people fights exactly where if you operate it 100 moments it is going to be interesting every single single time,” Burgos said. “There’s just no probable way that this fight could be tedious.”
With this bout as the initially combat on the pay out-per-see, UFC 262 need to get started off with a bang.