Gilbert Burns was quick to call out Leon Edwards for a fight at UFC 268, right after the announcement of Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2, which will be headlining UFC 268. The event is rumored to be held at the Madison Square Garden in New York according to reports from Marc Raimondi and Brett Okamoto of ESPN.
‘Durinho’ who has been staying within the top 5 of the welterweight rankings, wants a piece of Leon Edwards. Quote tweeting ESPN MMA’s tweet that confirmed Usman vs Covington 2, Burns called out ‘Rocky’ for a co-main event on the same night.
‘Co-main Leon Edwards?” – Gilbert Burns
Gilbert Burns tweeted, Co main @Leon_edwardsmma?”, followed by a couple of ‘eye glancing to the right’ emojis. Burns is coming off a victory over Stephen Thompson in the co-main event of UFC 264. The Brazilian won a contest that looked to be quite close for a while, via. unanimous decision. Prior to beating Thompson, Burns had lost to Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 258, while challenging for the welterweight title.
Leon Edwards, on the other hand, is coming off a very close and entertaining unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz in a five-round non-title fight at UFC 263. Having dominated the ‘Stockton Slugger’ for almost the entirety of the match, Edwards found himself in danger of losing his incredible winning streak in the last minute of the fight after a nasty strike from Diaz. However, he held on and weathered the storm.
Edwards is currently on a 9-fight winning streak, with his last defeat coming against Kamaru Usman (via. unanimous decision) way back in December 2015. The number 3 ranked welterweight will be looking forward to keeping his winning momentum going.