Gilbert Burns recently fought up-and-coming contender Khamzat Chimaev on the UFC 273 main card but lost via unanimous decision.
Check out the interview TMZ Sports did with Burns on who he called out:
“I don’t need to give another opportunity to another up-and-coming guy. I need a big fight. I need a couple guys. I know I’m gonna have a long way up to the title. I’m gonna need two or three impressive wins. I’m okay with that. Now I want a big fight. I know Nate Diaz needs an opponent. I think that will be a crazy fight. I can put in the contract, ‘No takedowns attempted, just standup…’ I love that fight. Nate, maybe Nick, maybe Masvidal. Right now, I’m just gonna focus on my recovery.”
Burns is currently number four on the UFC rankings since losing to Chimaev, one thing Burns knows is that a win over a big name could get him closer to the title. Burns’ proposal to Diaz of a no takedown clause is what some would say unrealistic. This could entice Diaz to begin some negotiations and come back to the octagon. Stay tuned to FightBookMMA.com as more information arises.
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