Gilbert Burns Says Things With Teammate Kamaru Usman Could Get “Weird”, Following Massive Win
By FCF Staff
After scoring a win over Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas on Saturday, Gilbert Burns understands his relationship with Kamaru Usman could get interesting.
Burns faced the former welterweight champ in the card’s main event, and worked his way to a one-sided, decision win. As a result, “Durinho” has moved into title contention for a belt his teammate Usman holds.
While talking about his future, and his relationship with Usman after the card, Burns said this (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“I don’t know – it’s going to be weird, but we’re both professionals,” Burns said . “I like the guy a lot. He motivated me a lot when he became champion and I saw him come from zero. And we always like to work together because I have the jiu-jitsu and he has the wrestling. So I don’t know. It will be weird, but I want to fight for the title and he’s the champion, and that’s the only reason I would call for this fight because else it wouldn’t make sense.
“I want to go for the title next and I know (Jorge) Masvidal and all that craziness. But I told (UFC president) Dana (White) backstage I’m available for July. So if those guys keep being crazy, I want to fight for the title. If I don’t fight for the title, give me who’s available. If not Colby (Covington), give me Leon Edwards or whoever. I just want to stay busy.”
With the win on Saturday, Burns (19-3) extended his winning streak to six.