Gilbert Burns claimed a pivotal victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287, then declared that he wouldn’t accept anything other than a title fight for his next assignment.
Jorge Masvidal thinks he stands just one win away from a shot at UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, despite rival Colby Covington currently sitting at the head of the queue to face the Englishman.
The final competition of a packed week of martial arts saw a collection of MMA stars and grappling aces take to the mat in a special team-based submission tournament as the UFC Fight Pass Invitational rounded off UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas.
"I think the only thing that makes sense is for me to get in the gym, me to get into track and field and just get after it."
"I let the emotions get the best of me, but it was still dominant. I just showed how good I was, that I am the No. 1 fighter in the world for a reason, and it wasn’t even competitive tonight."
The bad blood may live on, but bragging rights sit firmly with Colby Covington after the former interim welterweight champion dominated rival Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 272.
"In this sport sometimes you get to punch somebody in the face you genuinely don't like and get paid for it. What a feeling!"
On Episode 5 of UFC 272 Embedded, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal trade shots at the pre-fight press conference before locking eyes in the first big faceoff of fight week in Las Vegas.