Daniel Cormier gets excited for Jorge Masvidal against Gilbert Burns

Daniel Cormier loves the UFC 287 welterweight matchup between Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal.

Earlier this week, Dana White announced that UFC 287 would be headlined by Alex Pereira against Israel Adesanya, with Masvidal against Burns in the co-main event. Despite being at an Airbnb for his son’s wrestling tournament, Cormier posted a reaction video on YouTube regarding White’s announcement. He had this to say about the highly anticipated welterweight matchup:

“Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal made me nervous and excited because for a long time I wanted to see this, and I was asking for it. I called them and Jorge Masvidal to fight because I feel like it That’s what’s going to get him closer to where he wants to be and that’s fighting for the championships.

Burns is coming off a first-round victory over Neil Magny on Jan. 21. The Brazilian called for a clash against ‘Gamebred’ and his wish was granted. Meanwhile, Masvidal needs to get back on track after losing three straight fights.

Watch Daniel Cormier discuss Jorge Masvidal vs. Gilbert Burns below:

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Daniel Cormier thinks Jorge Masvidal needs a win over Gilbert Burns

by Jorge Masvidal The last win was against Nate Diaz in November 2019. Since then, the Miami native has lost back-to-back title fights to Kamaru Usman followed by a disappointing performance against Colby Covington.

During the same YouTube video, Daniel Cormier had this to say about ‘Gamebred’ needing a win:

“You beat Gilbert Burns and you’re Jorge Masvidal, with his star power, then you’re back in the mix [for a title shot], but you can’t lose if you’re Jorge. You must win. You have to win this one… You lose to Gilbert Burns, now you’ve lost to three of the top four or five fighters in the world. I don’t know if you’re coming back to an advanced stage of the fights.

Masvidal vs. Gilbert Burns joins a stacked fight card on April 8. The location for UFC 287 has not been announced, but the event is expected to take place in Miami or Brooklyn. Considering “Gamebred” is from Miami, he could benefit from his hometown crowd for his must-watch game.

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