Gilbert Burns demands a season of The Ultimate Fighter against Colby Covington

Gilbert Burns wants to be a coach The ultimate fighter against Colby Covington.

The 36-year-old improved his promotion record to 14-5 after beating Neil Magny at UFC 283. A day later, Burns took to Twitter to call Covington:

“@ColbyCovMMA TUF???”

Burns was a big betting favorite heading into UFC 283. The Brazilian exceeded expectations by defeating a solid fighter in Magny in the first round. ‘Durinho’ is now back in the winning column after losing to Khamzat Chimaev in a fight of the year 2022 candidate.

The No. 5 welterweight already has an opponent in mind for his next fight. Covington is currently number two and has not booked a fight. He last struggled in March, dominating his way to a unanimous decision against Jorge Masvidal.

‘Chaos’ vs ‘Durinho’ would be an intriguing duel but the American has gone like a ghost since being beaten outside the octagon by Masvidal a few months ago.


What’s next for Gilbert Burns?

On March 18 at UFC 286, Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman will end their trilogy with the UFC Welterweight Championship. Once their rivalry is settled, the division will be wide open for the top contenders.

Covington is currently the #2 contender, while Usman holds the top contender spot. However, ‘Chaos’ is in a legal battle with Jorge Masivdal over damages resulting from a physical altercation at a Miami restaurant. Therefore, the 34-year-old could remain inactive until his legal issues are sorted out.

The next welterweight rank is Khamzat Chimaev. ‘Borz’ is worthy of a title shot, but he was drastically lacking in weight in his last fight and could move up to middleweight permanently. The only other welterweight ranking ahead of Gilbert Burns is Belal Muhammad, who most believe needs another win before he has a title shot.

‘Durinho’ reminded everyone how dangerous he is by quickly defeating Neil Magny at UFC 283. The Brazilian wants to use his growing star power and fight someone in front of him. During his final week of fighting, Burns stated that Muhammad refused to fight him, leaving Covington as his likely opponent.

the Ultimate fighter season 31 Coaches are yet to be announced – Burns and Covington wouldn’t be a bad idea. The question is, is Chaos planning a fight in 2023? If he doesn’t, ‘Durinho’ might have to fight someone lower ranked than him again.

Watch Gilbert Burns submit to Neil Magny below:

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