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Gilbert Burns explains why he is “jealous” of UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo

Deiveson Figueiredo is the current UFC Flyweight champion
Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil submits Alex Perez in their flyweight championship bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Deiveson Figueiredo defeated Alex Perez at UFC 255 and remained the UFC Flyweight Champion

UFC Flyweight Champion, Deiveson Figueiredo, seems always ready for a fight and has been impressive since joining the promotion.

The God of War, as he is called, has just one loss in his MMA career and 20 wins. He might have missed the first chance at winning the Flyweight title by not cutting enough weight but that didn’t stop him from getting the crown in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez.

An emotional Deiveson Figueiredo celebrates
Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil celebrates after defeating Joseph Benavidez in their UFC flyweight championship bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 19, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Figueiredo was again excellent against Alex Perez and defeated him easily and Gilbert Burns posted that he was jealous of his fellow Brazilian.

However, this wasn’t something our of anger or spite but the fact that Figueiredo is set to defend his title again.

The God of War will face Brandon Moreno at UFC 256 and that is the shortest time taken for a title fight turn around.

Burns wanted to bring up his own title chances and that was part of his tweet too:

Figueiredo showing how it is done

The Flyweight division seemed to be a ship without a rudder in the UFC until Figueiredo brought it back to life.

The God of War might be the most impressive UFC champion now and another title fight could cement his legacy.

Joseph Benavidez is out cold after fourth rear-naked choke by Deiveson Figueiredo
Deiveson Figueiredo secures a rear choke submission against Joseph Benavidez in their UFC flyweight championship bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 19, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Figueiredo isn’t afraid to call out people and is willing to even face Cody Garbrandt after UFC 256. It will be interesting to see how he does against Moreno but the Brazilian should be the favourite in this clash.

Burns, for his part, has to wait a bit before his Welterweight title shot. He was to face Kamaru Usman at UFC 256 but the champion wants some more to heal up from an injury.

Burns has also turned his career around after moving to the Welterweight division and he seems to be a tough challenger for Usman’s gold.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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