Gilbert Burns still has many reasons to be thankful even after coming up just short in his bid to become UFC champion at UFC 258 — Fightful has you covered on the heartwarming reunion between Burns and his children following UFC 258 as well as other news from social media from around the world of combat sports.
Gilbert Burns Embraces His Children Following UFC 258
UFC gold won't be draped over Gilbert Burns shoulder, at least just yet but "Durinho" has many other blessings in his life...family.
Watch the heartwarming reunion between Burns and his children following Burns' return home following UFC 258.
Molly McCann Teases Big Move Following UFC Vegas 18 Defeat
Fan-favorite UFC women's flyweight contender Molly McCann teased a big move following being on the wrong side of a unanimous decision against Lara Procopio at UFC Vegas 18.
Time to start the rebuild! pic.twitter.com/eZLxYIpAcB— Molly McCann (@MeatballMolly) February 15, 2021
UFC Releases UFC Vegas 20 Poster
UFC Vegas 20 is set for February 27 and is slated to be headlined by a showdown between a pair of heavyweight contenders hoping to make the leap into title contention when Jairzinho Rozenstruik faces Cyril Gane.
The promotion has released the official poster for the event, which features both of the aforementioned heavyweight contenders.
UFC Releases UFC 259 Hype Video
With UFC 258 officially in the books, the promotion's next pay-per-view offering comes on March 6 in the form of UFC 259.
The show, featuring a title-tripleheader of UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz defending his title against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya as well as UFC women's featherweight (and bantamweight) champion Amanda Nunes defending her crown against Megan Anderson and UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan defending his title against top contender Aljimain Sterling.
The promotion released a hype video surrounding the three title bouts.
Randy Costa Announces Injury, Pulls Out Of Scheduled Bout
UFC bantamweight Randy Costa was slated to compete at UFC 259 against Trevin Jones, that was until the former posted the following message on Twitter, announcing an injury that will force him out of the scheduled bout.
Thank you for all the continued love and support. Just a small bump in the road.— Randy Costa (@RandyCosta135) February 15, 2021
I’ll be good for May and intend/hope to be fighting then.
Dustin Poirier Prepares For Mardi-Gras, Takes Shot At Daniel Cormier
Life has been just about perfect for former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in 2021.
First, he knocked out Conor McGregor during the main event of UFC 257, his "The Good Fight" Foundation has more donations than ever and his hot sauce business is booming.
Now, the Louisiana-native is preparing for most Louisiana-native's favorite time of the year...Mardi-Gras.
Jon Anik Proposes Interesting Next Fight For Kamaru Usman
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has seemingly ran through most of the promotion's 170-pound division after knocking out Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258.
However, there's a certain former title challenger who's never faced the Nigerian champion.
UFC play-by-play man, Jon Anik proposed an interesting stylistic matchup for Usman's next title defense.
2) Wonderboy is a fresh opponent for Usman and an interesting style matchup, so I get the fan appeal there. Usman v. Masvidal II is a moneymaker for sure but most believe Covington is the guy w/ the best chance to beat Usman in rematch. Based on the film, hard to argue otherwise.— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) February 15, 2021
Dan Hooker Teases Potential Weight Class Change
UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker isn't dwelling too much on being knocked out by promotional-newcomer Michael Chandler during the co-main event of UFC 257.
"Hangman" took to Twitter to claim that he doesn't care much about which weight class he competes in.
Like i could care less about a 'weight class'. ------— Dan Hangman Hooker (@danthehangman) February 15, 2021
Kamaru Usman Thanks Team Following UFC 258 Victory
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has a ton of reasons to be thankful following yet another successful title defense.
The seemingly unstoppable champion took to Twitter to thank his team for the continued support through his journey to becoming one of the best champions in UFC history.
Gilbert Burns Already Preparing For Comeback Following UFC 258 Title Defeat
UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns plans to be as motivated as ever following his coming up short during his first ever UFC title opportunity.
"Durinho" took to Twitter to show off that he's already preparing for a comeback.