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Gilbert Burns Wants to Fight Again Before 2017 Is Done

September 18, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns did an interview with MMAjunkie following his second-round knockout win over Jason Saggo at UFC Fight Night 116 over the weekend. The highlights are below:

On getting the knockout win: “One of the things that I started to put on my game is – a lot of guys, they just have the jiu-jitsu. You just saw Demian Maia fight for the belt. And if he’s not able to take the guy down, that’s it. He can’t win the fight. And I always have that Plan B. I want to do my jiu-jitsu, but if something happens and I cannot take you down, I want to be able to strike with you.”

On proving he’s more than just a grappler: “They’ve got to know I’m a danger everywhere. On the ground, on the stand-up, the beginning of the round, the end of the round. I’m training so hard, I want to get to the next level in the UFC.”

On wanting to fight again soon: “I’m ready to go. I had a big layoff. My last fight was in September of last year. It was a loss, so I learned so much. I improved all my game. And I want to get back in there at the end of the year. December would be a great date. I saw a couple of guys that want to fight. Jim Miller, a lot of guys want to fight. I’m here. I’m ready. Anyone. December would be a great date for me.”