Shane Burgos has made an unexpected change, going from competing in the UFC to joining the PFL roster.
Burgos recently joined Ariel Helwani’s “MMA Hour,” where he revealed that he chose to make the move after fighting out his most recent UFC contract.
“I said after the fight that I wanted to test free agency […] 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 in his interview.
Burgos entering the PFL roster gives him the chance to earn their $1 million grand prize next year. PFL is planning on holding their season’s structure for the fifth time next year, giving fighters a maximum of four fights in a year and a large grand prize if they can become champion.
The plan is for him to compete once before then, facing someone in either November or December in a non-tournament fight.
Burgos will bring momentum with him in his move. He won two consecutive fights to end his UFC campaign, beating Billy Quarantillo and Charles Jourdain in recent months.