Gilbert Burns is still eagerly awaiting an official date to meet UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman inside the octagon.
The bout, which was set to take place in July, was originally scrapped after Burns tested positive for COVID-19. Jorge Masvidal stepped up to replace burns on short notice but lost the contest on the judges’ scorecards, keeping Usman’s title in tact.
The Burns-Usman fight was then to take place in December but again will not take place as Usman needs more time to recover from injuries.
Ever since the original pairing was announced, Stockton’s bad boy Nate Diaz has verbally attacked Burns, often stating that he did not deserve the title opportunity.
While Burns sits on the sidelines, he hopes to remain active, even calling Diaz out to a grappling match.
The tweet by “Durinho” read: “So as my title fight is not scheduled yet, Let’s grapple! Let’s see who is the real gangster @NateDiaz209 so I put $200,000 you put $200,000 winner takes all at @ChaelSonnen @UFCFightPass what you say?”
So as my title fight is not scheduled yet, Let’s grapple! Let’s see who is the real gangster @NateDiaz209 so I put $200,000 you put $200,000 winner takes all at @ChaelSonnen @UFCFightPass what you say? pic.twitter.com/yaUFxUO6Ep
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) November 13, 2020
It sounds as if Burns is offering his services to Submission Underground, a grappling promotion owned by former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen.
Diaz has not been active since a third round stoppage from Masvidal at UFC 244 in November 2019.
Both fighters hold black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Who would win if Gilbert Burns and Nate Diaz do indeed grapple?