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Top welterweight calls out Gilbert Burns as 'Durinho' continues chasing Jorge Masvidal fight



In his post-fight interview, welterweight contender Neil Magny stated his desire to take on the Brazilian. After defeating Daniel Rodriguez by third-round submission at the most recent UFC Vegas 64 event, Magny used the microphone to make a noise for "Durinho," saying:


"Gilbert Burns, let's do it in Brazil. It's January 21, right around the corner. Let's just bring to the top five, let's go!"





Later, during a press conference following the fight, Magny expressed his desire to face the Brazilian again, referring to him as "one of the toughest" and "the best grappler in the division." Magny said when asked how he thought the conflict with Burns was progressing:


"I could see it going either way."


Even "Durinho" responded to "The Haitian Sensation," congratulating him on the victory and praising him for hitting the accomplishment. Additionally, he said that while the UFC has previously scheduled an opponent for him, if that opponent does not appear, he would be interested in taking on Magny in Brazil. Although it hasn't been confirmed, Burns is scheduled to face Jorge Masvidal in Brazil; whether or not Magny will get his chance to face "Durinho" soon remains to be seen.





Gilbert Burns appears set on competing against Jorge Masvidal, a fellow welterweight contender. It now appears that 'Durinho' will face Masvidal at UFC 283 in Brazil, despite earlier reports that the two combatants were eager to make this happen.



Burns recently posted a humorous still image of Pablo Escobar standing in an empty swimming pool and gazing into the distance from the hit Netflix series Narcos. He implied that he was impatient to have the contract signed by captioning the photo "Jorge???"





'Durinho' lost to Khamzat Chimaev by unanimous decision in their bout, which earned both athletes the fight of the night prize, in April of this year. Masvidal, who previously lost to Colby Covington and twice in a row to the then-welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, is currently on a losing streak of three. Both fighters are coming off defeats, so they will be trying to make up for it in their subsequent octagon appearance.


The UFC has yet to make an official statement regarding the status of this welterweight matchup, and Jorge Masvidal has not yet responded to this satirical poke. Everything leads to them doing so soon in the octagon, and both combatants appear eager to make it happen.

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