MIAMI – Gilbert Burns feels it’s time he gets a bit choosy with the type of opposition he should face next. The former UFC title challenger has historically welcomed all challenges regardless of their ranking, but that’s changing. Burns (20-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) believes he’s deserving of a high profile fight for his next outing given the closely-contested, Fight of the Year candidate he put on last month against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273. Burns wants a big fight against Colby Covington or Jorge Masvidal – even if it means he’ll have to wait a bit for the opportunity. “I think the fight that makes sense right now would be Colby Covington or Jorge Masvidal,” Burns told MMA Junkie. “Those are the two fights that I wanted, even with all the legal things.

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Gilbert Burns feels he’s ‘becoming a draw’ in the UFC, wants Covington or Masvidal next – MMA Junkie

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