Final Preventing Championship (UFC) has a brand new welterweight No. 1 contender within the type of Gilbert Burns, who rocketed to the highest spot together with his five-round unanimous determination victory over Tyron Woodley on the UFC on ESPN 9 combined martial arts (MMA) occasion final weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Burns. B-U-R-N-S.

I’m spelling it out as a result of “no one is aware of who that man is.” Properly, that’s in response to the No. 2-ranked contender, Colby Covington, who believes Woodley’s loss to “Durinho” will change the trajectory of the 170-pound division and put “Chaos” right into a grudge match reverse “Avenue Judas” Jorge Masvidal.

“I might care much less,” Covington stated a couple of Burns title shot (through Submission Radio). “No one is aware of who that man is. Allow them to struggle. That simply means the most important struggle within the welterweight division has opened the door, and that’s me versus ‘Avenue Judas’ Masvidal. All people is aware of that’s an actual beef and that rating must be settled. ‘Judas’ Masvidal, he’s received nowhere to go. We all know he ducked Marty ‘Pretend Newsman’ however he’s received no different fights to be made. The most important struggle that may occur is the person, me, versus the loser, ‘Avenue Judas’ Masvidal.”

Covington and Masvidal have been shut pals at one level and shared the American High Staff (ATT) fitness center. Then got here welterweight title runs from each combatants the place Covington claims “Gamebred” tried to remove his cash struggle and went from homie to enemy.

“Chaos” has since parted methods with ATT.

The promotion has but to make an official announcement on who will battle Kamaru Usman for the 170-pound title, however along with Covington, Masvidal, and Burns, Leon Edwards (No. 5) additionally has a shot at getting his arms on “The Nigerian Nightmare.”

Anticipate official phrase sooner, moderately than later.