Issues turned nasty between UFC welterweights Gilbert Burns and Leon Edwards on Monday.
Colby Covington is subsequent up for Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 in November and when UFC president Dana White was requested if Edwards ought to stay lively, he stated: “[It’s] in all probability a good suggestion. I imply, the man’s fought one time within the final two years.”
Edwards has really fought twice, however his bout with Belal Muhammad resulted in a no contest attributable to an inadvertent eye poke.
Burns responded to the clip of White saying Edwards ought to struggle once more with some eye emojis and he tagged the Jamaican-born Brit, suggesting he desires to struggle.
Edwards replied: “It is best to struggle Luque. You already snake considered one of your mates from the fitness center what’s one other one to you.”
Burns, who had a title shot in opposition to Usman at UFC 258 and was knocked out within the third spherical, didn’t like Edwards reply.
He blasted: “Your finest win is Nate Diaz who’s unranked and the final time he beat a real WW [welterweight] is….NEVER, you might be on a 9 struggle win streak and no one provides a s* about you. I’ve beat legends in Woodley, Maia and WB [Wonderboy, Stephen Thompson]…come get this smoke…BRUMMIE C***.”
Burns continued: “COUPLE FACTS you had eight weeks to struggle Gunnar, I had eight days. He mounted you and also you held on for all times. I beat up Gunnar in his nation….struggle me BRUNMIE C*** lol.”
Gunnar Nelson is Icelandic and the struggle went down in Denmark, however Burns wasn’t too sizzling on the information.
Edwards identified he’s known as out Burns earlier than, however Burns selected to do precisely what Edwards has stated he desires to do – look ahead to his title shot.
“Keep in mind once I known as that ugly bastard out and he was like no I’ll wait 12months for my title shot #nochinburns #snake,” he wrote.
Burns replied: “Nicely I received a title shot, you don’t have one and Dana stated you want yet one more struggle. I’m ranked increased than you, struggle me. I dare you ‘Good-looking bastard’.
“Reality of the matter is that I’m serving to you,” Burns stated. “When you don’t struggle you’ll get skipped AGAIN. They’re going to take you out of the rankings AGAIN Sitting out gained’t assist and @GamebredFighter isn’t going to struggle you as a result of he’s nonetheless sleeping BRUNMIE C*** lol.”
Robust stuff. Burns simply defeated Thompson final month, nevertheless it’s not inconceivable that these two might meet earlier than the tip of the yr to determine who faces the winner of Usman and Covington in early 2022.
Edwards has appeared primed for a UFC title shot for years now nevertheless it hasn’t fairly occurred.
The 29-year-old is on a nine-fight profitable streak within the UFC along with his newest win coming over the legendary Nate Diaz.
In fact, regardless of the masterclass from Edwards, the ultimate minute of that contest the place Diaz had Edwards as near being completed as you may be with out really getting completed is what the struggle is most remembered for.