Burns: I sparred with Usman for over 200 rounds, “We know each other well.” – MMA Sports

Gilbert Burns should be well prepared given that Kamaru Usman sparred more than 200 rounds with the UFC Welterweight Champion at UFC 258.

Yes, in a recent interview MMA junkieUsman and Burns and Company in just a few weeks after the original title match at UFC 251 after “Dulinho” unveiled the scope of training sessions at Blackzilians, Combat Club, Hard Knock, and Sanford MMA. Decided to farewell (later rescheduled) UFC 256, then UFC 258).

“I and Kamal have sparred at least 200 shots,” Burns said. “We started training together in Blackzilians in 2012. After that, Blackzilians collapsed and disappeared, so we moved with Henri Hooft. We went to a place called Combat Club. Then we were there for almost a year, and then we opened a hard knock. We were in a hard knock for two years. Then we moved to Sanford MMA and then we I’ve been in Sanford for a total of two years, so I’ve been training with Kamal for seven years and both love training. “

“He was a good training partner for me and I was a good partner for him. Just sparring sessions, over 200. And just grappling and wrestling sessions, surely I’m on the mat with Kamal We spend so much time in. We know each other very well. “

Burns only respects Usman, but reveals that he was never a “close friend” outside the gym.

“I have a lot of respect for Kamal,” he said. “I like him very much and it will be a competition. No bad blood, nothing. I have no objection to him. He is a great champion and a good teammate. We were never close friends and we never sent text messages to each other. It was always about fighting. “

UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns will take place next month on February 13th at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Please check Full fight card Less than.

Main card (Eastern Standard Time 10 pm, PPV)

Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns

Uriah Hall vs Chris Weidman

Pedro Munhos vs. Jimmie Rivera

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch

Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso

Spare card (match order undecided)

Julian Marquez vs. Maki Pitro

Diego Lima vs. Beral Muhammad

Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick

Gabriel Green vs Philip Row

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Anthony Hernandez

Mallory Martin vs. Polyana Viana

– MMA Sports

Burns: I sparred with Usman for over 200 rounds, “We know each other well.” Burns: I sparred with Usman for over 200 rounds, “We know each other well.”

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