No Hair, No Problem: Exclusive Interview With UFC’s Shane Burgos

Shane “Hurricane” Burgos has been dominating competition across the East Coast since 2010. Undefeated at 7-0 with 7 consecutive finishes, it was no surprise when Burgos received that long awaited phone call to fight in the UFC. A great fight, which he won by Unanimous Decision, against veteran Tiago Trator at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, NY. ¬†We were able to spend a few minutes with Shane to talk about his experience, including how badly he wanted to keep his finish streak alive. “Ya, it was crazy. I was in complete kill mode. Once I landed that combination, that’s one of my favorite punches. That left upper cut or the left hook and right upper cut are my favorite shots. Once I landed I thought for sure he was going to be out…”

Almost just as impressive as his stand up in the fight, is the haircut he got between rounds 2 and 3. Every time we think we have seen it all, something like that happens. Burgos recalls the bizarre moment, “… I thought it would be pretty cool, but I didn’t think it would catch fire like that. Like, it blew up. He wasn’t even gunna cut it, my coach. He put the rubber band, he was getting ready to tie it in between the 2nd and 3rd round and then the rubber band snapped. He was like, ‘alright Shane. Say goodbye.’ I was just so focused on what my other coach was saying, I wasn’t even thinking about the hair. I was just like ya whatever, go ahead. Cut it.”

Listen to the full interview and hear Shane talk about what it was like finally being in the UFC, his plans for 2017, what it’s like knowing that he has a little girl on the way, and much more. Make sure to follow Shane on twitter @HurricaneShaneB to see what’s next for him in 2017.

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