The loss dropped Burgos from #10 to #14 (Tied) in the UFC Featherweight Division rankings and that fighter isn’t happy with the steep drop.
“Dude, it’s f**kin’ weird,” Burgos told MMA Fighting. “I lost and I was pissed enough because I felt like I won, but to have that happen on top of that, that was a slap to my f**kin’ face. I lost to the No. 8 ranked guy, a guy that’s been sleeping everybody that he’s been fighting. I went out there and had a f**kin’ Fight of the Year potential kind of fight and then you’re gonna disrespect me like that? I f**kin’ hate the rankings. They kind of f**k everything up because, obviously, you only want to fight guys who are ahead of you so you only have X amount of matchups that you can even go for. On top of that, you want to knock me back even more? What the f**k more do you want? I lost a close fight to the No. 8 guy when I was ranked 10. How do I go back that many spots? It’s f**kin’ crazy.”
Burgos has won six of eight under the UFC banner, with those losses coming to Calvin Kattar and the aforementioned Emmett.
A defeated Burgos is putting the loss to Emmett behind him and the fighter looks forward to competing in a stacked featherweight division.
“That’s an awesome fight,” Burgos said. “My division is—obviously, I’m a little bit biased but I’m a huge fan—the best division when it comes to matchups. You can put anybody in the top-15 against each other and have a good f**kin’ matchup. Not just in the top-15, you got guys outside of the top-15 that are just so fun to watch.”
There is no word yet on what is next for Burgos, who is tied with Sodiq Yusuff at #14 in the UFC Featherweight Division rankings.