Gilbert Burns is hungry for a fight.
The Brazilian welterweight last stepped in the cage in April of this year to take on the freight train that is Khamzat Chimaev – to no avail, however. Burns is eager for redemption, and hopes to find it after spending 15 minutes or less locked in the Octagon with Jorge Masvidal.
`Durinho’ skipped backroom conversations and announced publicly via Twitter that he’s targeting a return against `Gamebred’ for a November date.
Masvidal, who currently finds himself on a three-fight skid to top contenders, Kamaru Usman (x2) and Colby Covington, is yet to publicly acknowledge the callout – or any call out since his legal altercation with Covington earlier this year.
The AllStar MMA roundup
- Fight of Flight: Keep up with John Hyon Ko’s journo to fighter journey as he prepares to take an amateur fight
- UFC Vegas 59: Erick Gonzalez on finishing Terrance McKinney by the second round – “in whatever fashion I want”
- UFC Vegas 59: Sam Alvey looking forward to knocking out Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC Vegas 59
The best of the rest
- Anthony Smith to have surgery after breaking ankle in UFC 277 loss – MMAJunkie.com
- ONE Championship signs KSW double champion Roberto Soldic – MMAJunkie.com
- James Krause announces his MMA retirement: ‘I’m at peace with it’- MMAFighting.com
- Aspen Ladd out of UFC San Diego bout with Sara McMann – MMAFighting.com
- Ketlen Vieira wants title shot against Amanda Nunes: ‘There’s no option than fight with me’ – BloodyElbow.com
Moments like this make it all worth it for Amanda Nunes:
Oscar De La Hoya’s reach exceeds his grasp I would think:
Figgy shows Kai some love:
El Diamante hints at a Madison Square Garden return:
Colby Covington spotted winning some loot at a poker tournament:
Muhammad Mokaev throws some shade on El Jefe:
Jalin Turner opens the pitch:
The morning view
JHK chats with Karolina Wojcik ahead of her Contender series debut:
Refresh yourself with the fighters in this weeks UFC main event:
- Muhammad Mokaev will fight Malcolm Gordon at UFC 280 on October 22nd (per Brett Okamoto)
- Andrei Arlovski to fight Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC event on October 29th (per Raphael Marinho)
- Leah Letson out – Julija Stoliarenko to fight Chelsea Chandler at UFC event on October 1st (per Chelsea Chandler)
On this day in MMA…
On the 2nd of August, 2014, UFC 176 was slated to take place in Las Angeles, California, however, it was canceled exactly one month prior – just the second time in history the promotion had scrapped an event.
The pay-per-view event was booked with Jose Aldo defending his featherweight championship against Chad Mendes in the headline bout – though Aldo was forced to withdraw after suffering a shoulder and cervical spine injury. When the UFC failed to find a replacement headline fight, the event was canceled and a full refund was given to ticket holders.