Shane Burgos and Edson Barboza put up an absolute classic to kick-oFF UFC 262 with a Fight of the Night performance. Barboza triumphed over Burgos to pick up his second successive win in the UFC’s featherweight division and will look to further cement his position as one in the division. However, much credit goes to Burgos who looked phenomenal in the face of adversity against a seasoned striker in the form of Edson Barboza.
Just spoke briefly with Shane Burgos. He said he's awaiting a cat scan at the ER but he's "all good."
"I remember everything it was just a weird feeling that shut my legs off slowly. I'm 100% safe, healthy, coherent and remember it all."
— Mike Heck (@MikeHeck_JR) May 16, 2021
Burgos provided an update on his health after the brutal beating and revealed that he is absolutely fine. Burgos showed disappointment after his body just gave up, after a lethal left from Barboza that looked like Burgos absorbed well. However, split seconds later, Burgos just wobbled back, collapsing on the canvas eating several unanswered strikes. Needless to say, the referee stepped in to stop the fight with Barboza picking up a spectacular win over a tough fight in the form of Burgos.
It was weird watching Burgos go down the way he did. While the delayed reaction is more common in boxing, in a rare instance, it happened inside the UFC Octagon. Collapsing the way Burgos did is also more common with liver shots, however, that wasn’t the case because it was a right hand that sent Burgos to the canvas. There is a case to be made that vicious leg kicks and kicks to the body from Barboza may have led to the eventual shut-down of the body.
Be that as it may, Shane Burgos earned the respect of fight fans around the world with a spectacular performance against MMA veteran Edson Barboza. Meanwhile, the Brazilian continues to impress in his featherweight run, after competed with the elites of the lightweight division for almost a decade.
What went wrong for Shane Burgos against Edson Barboza?
There’s no denying the toughness and durability of Shane Burgos. However, the American mixed martial artist has often looked careless inside the Octagon.
The loss against Barboza marked Burgos’ second straight loss inside the Octagon. Be that as it may, it was Burgos’ second straight “Fight of the Night” performance. If Burgos becomes more calculative in his approach and respects the power of his opponents, needless to say, his granite chin and his fighting style make him a formidable opponent for any fighter in the featherweight division.