Gilbert Burns is ready to welcome Dustin Poirier to welterweight

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UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns has suggested a showdown with Dustin Poirier to welcome him to the division.

Right now, there are very few fighters as beloved in mixed martial arts as Gilbert Burns. His last outing against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 had a lot going for him, with the masses in awe of his ability to not just test Chimaev, but almost claim victory.

Even though he came out the loser on the scorecards, UFC President Dana White indicated that Burns would be rewarded with a “big fight” in his next appearance.

Now it looks like ‘Durinho’ is trying to do his own matchmaking by flirt with the idea of a fight against Dustin Poirier.

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We last saw Poirier inside the Octagon at UFC 269 where he was defeated by Charles Oliveira, failing in his push to win the UFC Lightweight Championship.

He’s been flirting with a comeback for a while and has been pushing hard for a fight against Nate Diaz but so far nothing has materialized.

A move up to welterweight might make a lot of sense when you look at his frame and how imposing he can be, but if Burns is the one to meet him there, “The Diamond” could be in for a long night.

Who would you prefer if they ever fought – Gilbert Burns or Dustin Poirier?

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