Gilbert Burns: “He was lying, for sure, or Hunter and the UFC were lying"
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Gilbert Burns commented on the potential match between him and Jorge Masvidal. Although it all looked like it could happen, it seems that it won't. “I was [surprised] because he said my name multiple times on a couple occasions in different interviews,” Burns said, as quoted by mmafightging.com.
“He said he was going to do one more fight this year, and I was like, OK, it’s happening. But then, s***, it took so long. The way I see it, he was kind of keeping me going. ... ‘Oh, later, oh, next fight, next pay-per-view,’ and I was waiting for the fight.
I guess it’s a very hard fight for him. He’s coming from three losses to fight me. It’s a good reward if he beats me – if – it’s going to be a good reward, but it’s a big risk, I think”.
UFC and Burns
The UFC spoke with Burns about the fight. He was ready to accept the offer, but... “He was lying, for sure, or Hunter and the UFC were lying,” Burns said. “I don’t believe they were. But they offered me Jorge.
‘You want to fight Jorge?’ That was the question. ‘You want to fight Jorge at MSG?’ You know what I’m saying. I said, ‘For sure.’ And then after that, they said, ‘He’s not ready.
We can make it Dec. 10.’ I said yes." Still, Burns will have different plans for the future. Jorge Masvidal still remains his desire. “And after that, Jorge told us, ‘He’s going to fight you in Brazil.’ And I said, ‘No, he didn’t say that.’ [They said], ‘No, he said that.’ I said, ‘Well s***.’ Then after a little bit, the fight’s off the table, we’re going to fight another guy in Brazil. A couple of guys declined, and Neil Magny it is”.