Dana White Reveals “Mistakes” Led To Shane Burgos Joining PFL

UFC President Dana White has provided insight as to why the promotion didn’t match the PFL’s offer to sign featherweight Shane Burgos to a new contract. Burgos signed a deal to join the PFL this week in a shocking move in free agency. Burgo…

UFC President Dana White has provided insight as to why the promotion didn’t match the PFL’s offer to sign featherweight Shane Burgos to a new contract. Burgos signed a deal to join the PFL this week in a shocking move in free agency. Burgos had fought out his UFC contract and the promotion opted to…

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Breaking – Shane Burgos pens deal with the PFL following completion of UFC contract

Shane BurgosFan-favorite featherweight, Shane Burgos has confirmed his departure from the UFC following the completion of his contractual obligations with the organization at UFC Long Island last month against Charles Jourdain, penning a multi-fight deal with the PFL (Professional Fighters League). The Bronx native, Burgos, who currently boasts a 15-3 professional record, departs the UFC in […]

Shane Burgos

Fan-favorite featherweight, Shane Burgos has confirmed his departure from the UFC following the completion of his contractual obligations with the organization at UFC Long Island last month against Charles Jourdain, penning a multi-fight deal with the PFL (Professional Fighters League).

The Bronx native, Burgos, who currently boasts a 15-3 professional record, departs the UFC in the midst of a two-fight winning run, most recently defeating fellow featherweight contender, Charles Jourdain in a barn burning majority decision success at UFC Long Island in July. 

Burgos, 31, confirmed his departure from the UFC this evening during an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, explaining how the deal the promotion had fielded to him was simply too good to turn down.

Debuting in the UFC back in December 2016, Shane Burgos, who had a notable penchant for competing in his home state of New York – landed in the Big Apple inside the Octagon on six separate occasions – securing wins in each of those six outings.

Prior to his success against Jourdain last month, Shane Burgos turned in another typical exciting matchup with Billy Quarantillo on the main card of UFC 268 last November at Madison Square Garden. 

The gritty featherweight contender has managed to land five separate knockout wins to go with further five submission victories, with five decision wins also notched.

Dropping just three defeats against perennial contenders, Calvin Kattar, Edson Barboza, and Josh Emmett during his UFC tenure – Burgos also managed to score triumphs against Tiago Trator, Charles Rosa, Godofredo Pepey, Kurt Holobaugh, as well as Cub Swanson, and Makwan Amirkhani. 

Shane Burgos will join a lengthy list of UFC alums to transition to the PFL

Weighing up a potential lightweight move in the future, Burgos will join the likes of Bubba Jenkins, Brendan Loughnane, Sheymon Moraes, Chris Wade, Lance Palmer, Boston Salmon, and Kyle Bochniak should he continue in his featherweight vein. 

Exclusive – Shane Burgos Welcomes ‘Banger’ With Arnold Allen, Eyes MSG Return At UFC 281

Shane BurgosOff the back of another barn-burning outing earlier this month at UFC Long Island, Shane Burgos has weighed up his future with the promotion as he enters free agency, however, has welcomed the opportunity to fight in New York once more before the close of the year at UFC 281 in November.  Burgos, who improved […]

Shane Burgos

Off the back of another barn-burning outing earlier this month at UFC Long Island, Shane Burgos has weighed up his future with the promotion as he enters free agency, however, has welcomed the opportunity to fight in New York once more before the close of the year at UFC 281 in November. 

Burgos, who improved to 7-0 in the promotion whilst fighting in his home state earlier this month, managed to find himself on the winning side of a close, majority decision win against fellow division standout, Charles Jourdain. 

In the midst of a two-fight winning run, Burgos previously featured at Madison Square Garden back in October of last year at UFC 268, the Bronx native defeated Billy Quarantillo with an impressive unanimous decision win.

Dana White welcomed the opportunity to ink a new contract with Shane Burgos

Entering free agency off the back of his contractual obligations completions against Jourdain at UFC on ABC 3, Burgos, who remains open to the possibility of re-upping with the organization – amid welcomes from UFC president, Dana White, noting his willingness to fight at MSG in November once more.

“Before the end of the year, I would love to be back – before the end of the year,” Shane Burgos told LowKick MMA reporter, Michael Owens. “I don’t know the exact date – November 12., they (the UFC) have that MSG (Madison Square Garden) show (UFC 281) – but I’m not opposed to fighting outside the state (of New York) at all.”

“I’ve done it seven times, I’m 7-0 in New York which is awesome, I love to be able to say that,” Shane Burgos continued. “My favorite part about fighting in Long Island, was fighting at 2:30 p.m. – that was f*cking awesome. … If you’re gonna put me in New York, give me the early time slots.” 

Weighing up his next opponent following prior callouts of both Dan Ige and veteran division contender, Chan Sung Jung, Burgos labelled a potential fight the streaking, Arnold Allen in the UK a “banger”.

“That would be a banger, that would be a banger,” Shane Burgos said. “… That would be f*cking wild – in a football stadium, too. That would get my blood pumping.” 

15-3 as a professional, during his Octagon tenure which began back in December 2016, Burgos has landed other promotional wins against Tiago Trator, Charles Rosa, Godofredo Pepey, Kurt Holobaugh, Cub Swanson, and Makwan Amirkhani.

MMA Twitter Reacts To Shane Burgos Edging Out Charles Jourdain

One of the most anticipated bouts of UFC Long Island came down to a majority decision when Shane Burgos got the nod from two judges in his fight with Charles Jourdain. Burgos started strong when he managed to take Jourdain’s back, but “Hurr…

One of the most anticipated bouts of UFC Long Island came down to a majority decision when Shane Burgos got the nod from two judges in his fight with Charles Jourdain. Burgos started strong when he managed to take Jourdain’s back, but “Hurricane” eventually ended up eating strikes from the Canadian in what was the…

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Shane Burgos Edges Out Charles Jourdain In Close Thriller – UFC Long Island Highlights

Shane Burgos, Charles JourdainShane Burgos managed to come out on top of the judges’ scorecards to earn a well-deserved victory over Charles Jourdain at UFC Long Island. Coming off a win over Billy Quarantillo at UFC 268, Burgos was looking to add another win to his column after rebounding from two prior losses against Jourdain. They clashed met […]

Shane Burgos, Charles Jourdain

Shane Burgos managed to come out on top of the judges’ scorecards to earn a well-deserved victory over Charles Jourdain at UFC Long Island.

Coming off a win over Billy Quarantillo at UFC 268, Burgos was looking to add another win to his column after rebounding from two prior losses against Jourdain. They clashed met tonight’s UFC on ABC 3 main card at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York.

Jourdain and Burgos went right into it in front of a roaring crowd. Burgos used his pressure to his advantage to get Jourdain’s back. Jourdain did well to survive initially getting out of submission attempts in the first round. He made a comeback in the last round and almost got a finish but Burgos did enough to survive in the thriller.

Below, catch the highlights from Shane Burgos vs. Charles Jourdain

Jourdain Names Burgos’ Biggest Disadvantage In Upcoming Bout

UFC featherweight Charles Jourdain knows Shane Burgos is ready for war at UFC Long Island, but that his past wars could be a detriment. Jourdain is looking to earn a third-straight win in his Octagon career. He most recently earned victories over Lando…

UFC featherweight Charles Jourdain knows Shane Burgos is ready for war at UFC Long Island, but that his past wars could be a detriment. Jourdain is looking to earn a third-straight win in his Octagon career. He most recently earned victories over Lando Vannata and Andre Ewell since a loss to Julian Erosa last September….

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