Gilbert Burns is taking issue with Colby Covington’s rise to the number one contender spot at the UFC official welterweight rankings. Covington is now ahead of Burns, who is next in line to challenge current champion Kamaru Usman for the 170-pound title.
- Covington’s ascent happened after he defeated former champion Tyron Woodley on Saturday. Burns, who also defeated Woodley in May, dropped down to number two.
- Burns feels the Woodley who fought Covington was “without a soul,” implying that he took it when they fought in May. He then went on to question the people behind the rankings.
- The rankings are usually determined by a voting panel consisting of media members from different outlets.