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Shane Burgos Parts Ways with UFC, Signs with PFL

Shane Burgos, UFC 268 Official Weigh In Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

11-fight UFC veteran “Hurricane” Burgos has parted ways with the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.

No. 14 UFC featherweight Burgos (15-3) recently defeated Charles Jourdain in a UFC bout on ABC 3 last month.

That gave Burgos a two-game winning streak heading into free agency, with the New York native on Monday. MMA hours He’s going to the PFL.

“I went there, I tested free agency, and I’m happy to announce that I’m going to sign with the PFL,” Burgos told Ariel Helwani on the show. “It wasn’t an easy decision. It was an offer – I couldn’t refuse [down]. I have two daughters at home and I have to look them in the face and say it’s worth it because so much has been said in the sport. With this deal, I think this will ensure that. “

Burgos joins Chris Wade and ex Dana White’s Contender Collection PFL featherweight athlete Brendan Loughnane. The league is currently wrapping up its semifinals; Burgos is expected to play in next year’s regular season.

According to Burgos, the UFC did not attempt to match the PFL’s offer.

Joining the UFC in 2016, Burgos has won four “Fights of the Night” with an 8-3 record. He beat Jourdain and Billy Quarantillo.

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