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With free company looming, Shane Burgos ‘would love to listen to another numbers’

With free company looming, Shane Burgos ‘would love to listen to another numbers’

Following his split decision win over Charles Jourdain on the latest UFC Lengthy Island card in his dwelling state of New York, featherweight veteran Shane Burgos advised UFC commentator Daniel Cormier, “That was the final combat on my deal. My supervisor over there, Malki (Kawa of First Spherical Administration), safe me one other deal. Let’s get again within the UFC.”

In accordance with Burgos, it was not the primary time he fought out his UFC deal.

“I did it for my final deal after I went into the Makwan (Amirkhani) combat,” Burgos mentioned on The MMA Hour. “Preventing Makwan (in 2019) that was the final combat on my deal. I really feel such as you simply double down on your self, and it exhibits a stage of confidence. It places a ton of strain on you, one hundred pc, since you don’t need to exit on a loss – you don’t have any leveraging energy over something, and it’s only a unhealthy look, for certain. However I don’t let that form of strain get to me. The strain extra so was on me to get a end.”

Burgos didn’t end Jourdain, however he bought a stoppage (TKO) over Amirkhani. Just a few months after his win over Amirkhani, Burgos introduced he had inked a four-fight deal to stick with the UFC. Burgos advised MMA Junkie on the time he had, “turned down a pleasant supply from one other promotion for much more cash simply because I wished to remain within the UFC.”

At the moment the No. 14 fighter within the official UFC featherweight rankings, Burgos was glad that he examined the waters in 2019. With that have, the 31-year-old didn’t appear to second guess letting his contract expire in July.

“I like being within the UFC,” Burgos mentioned. “I like being a UFC fighter. However it doesn’t make sense for me to not ‘check the waters,’ however we’ll see what they arrive again with. It might be negligent of me and disrespectful to my household to not even hear different numbers, and I might love to listen to another numbers.

“I’m not going to be sitting again for 4 or 5 months ready for a deal, however yeah, you need to throw some numbers at me, I’m positively open to hear.”

Burgos completed out his present four-fight cope with a 2-2 document. He misplaced his first two fights on the deal (however the UFC rewarded each efforts with Battle of the Evening bonuses) earlier than closing out the contract with resolution wins over Billy Quarantillo and Jourdain.

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The primary combat of his most up-to-date contract paid Burgos a disclosed $75,000 in defeat.

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