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Former UFC featherweight Shane Burgos makes the jump to the PFL

Shane Burgos is the latest former UFC fighter to join the PFL.

Burgos (15-3-0), 31, revealed fought out his UFC contract with a win over Charles Jourdain at UFC on ABC 3 in July. Since debuting in the octagon in the latter part of 2016, Burgos went 8-3-0 and was ranked No. 14 in August.

In an interview on “The MMA Hour,” Burgos said the PFL made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. “I went out there, I tested the free agency market, and I’m excited to announce that I’m signing with the PFL,” Burgos said. “It was not an easy decision. It was an offer I couldn’t turn it (down). I have two daughters at home, and I have to look at them in the face and say it was worth it when it’s all said and done in the sport. With this deal, I think that will secure that.”

With four UFC Fight of the Night Awards under his belt, Burgos is expected to contend in the PFL’s featherweight division.

Financial details were not disclosed.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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