Shane Burgos will be going down in MMA history for maybe the oddest reason of all time, as the fighter had his hair cut in between rounds by the New York State Athletic Commission at UFC Fight Night 102. Burgos would go onto defeat Tiago Trator by decision that night, but he says people need to stop talking about his hair.
“It was memorable, so I don’t regret it whatsoever. It stuck out in people’s heads, it made people remember me, so that’s fine,” Burgos told The MMA Circus. “But hopefully the next fight, they remember me because of the fight and not because of some other sh-t. So hopefully I can put a stamp on this one and make people remember the actual performance. Surprisingly, most of the people that hit me up on Twitter, Instagram, everybody actually did talk about fight. So I didn’t have to explain who I was – that was pretty cool. I got a lot of props for the fight. I got more attention from the media about the haircut than I did from my fans. The people on Twitter were talking about the fight, but the media just wanted to talk about the haircut.”
Burgos now moves onto face Charles Rosa in a few months at UFC 210, he hopes the focus won’t be on his hair by that time.
“It’s the perfect matchup for me,” he said. “It’s not too big of a leap, but it’s definitely a step up. He’s definitely a good fighter, so it’ll be a good test to see how I hang in there against these guys that have been in the UFC for a couple years.”
UFC 210 takes place on Saturday, April 8 from the Keybank Center in Buffalo, New York with Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlining.