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Gilbert Burns and Michael Chiesa game for a main event fight

  • Gilbert Burns and Michale Chiesa show interest in a future matchup
  • The two Welterweights 'shake on it' on Twitter and wish for each other's safety
Anwesha Nag
Modified 24 Mar 2020, 17:43 IST

Gilbert Burns
Gilbert Burns

With the rest of the world, the MMA fraternity too is participating in self quarantine during the trying times of Coronavirus pandemic. But that is not keeping the fighters from planning future matchups for when the crisis is averted and UFC action goes back to normal.

In a friendly back-and-forth on Twitter on Monday, Gilbert Burns and Michael Chiesa mutually agreed on making such a fight happen later this year.

Burns and Chiesa in for main event

Both the fighters were tagged on Twitter along with UFC officials Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard in a tweet suggesting a Burns vs. Chiesa fight. Burns retweeted agreeing to the matchup once the 'craziness' subsides. He said since fighters ranked #5 and above are not willing to have anything to do with them, they should fight it out between themselves. He also urged Chiesa to stay safe amidst the crisis.

Chiesa was quick to reciprocate, tweeting that it would be an honor for him to fight Burns. He also said that Burns vs. Chiesa should be a main event bout, once the fighting world gets back up on its feet.

Burns is currently riding on a high-profile win against Demian Maia, while Chiesa will be coming off with a victory over former Champ Rafael dos Anjos. With Burns currently ranked at #6 and Chiesa at #8 in the Welterweight rankings, it will certainly be a fight that makes sense.

Published 24 Mar 2020, 17:43 IST
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