Gilbert Durinho chooses biggest challenges faced in his career by the UFC

Brazilian adopts a sincere stance and highlights the power of athletes who have already defeated him in the welterweight category

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Gilbert Durinho weighing in at the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @gilbert_burns

MMA veteran, Gilbert Durinho He starred in several battles during his time in the UFC. Former challenger for the welterweight title (up to 77,1kg), the Brazilian opened the game and chose the biggest challenges in his career in the organization. Willing to put his ego aside, the Niteroi native highlighted two opponents who beat him in combat: Kamaru Usman e Khamzat Shimaev.

“Kamaru and Khamzat were the hardest. I fought these guys when they were in their prime. Kamaru ranked first in the pound-for-pound rankings when we fought. Khamzat was the guy everyone was afraid of. Now many talk about his gas, about this and that. When I fought them they were monsters and no one wanted to face them. They were the best I fought”, declared Durinho in an interview with 'The Schmo'.

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As he continued speaking, Gilbert did not fail to mention his last tormentor Jack Della Maddalena.

"Jack Della Maddalena also. I have to give him credit. This guy is very tough. Many victories on the fast track, at the highest level”, he concluded.

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K. Chimaev (left) and Gilbert Durinho (dir.) fought a great battle in UFC 273. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

At 37 years old, Durinho is about to complete 10 years as a UFC employee. Having worked at lightweight and welterweight, the fighter has already defeated names like Tyron woodley, Stephen Thompson, Jorge masvidal and other great athletes from the organization.

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