Burns, 35, has spent his entire career at welterweight but is keen to fight Strickland, 30, 185 pounds.
The former welterweight title challenger fought to the last UFC 264 There he defeated Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson by unanimous decision.
Moderate weight November 06? Sign me up and I’ll fight Strickland and I mean it
– Gilbert Burns Durinho (@GilbertDurinho) October 12, 2021
“Medium weight November 06? Sign me up and I’ll fight Strickland and I understand that,” Burns posted on Twitter after news of Rockhold’s withdrawal from UFC 268.
Burns, formerly lightweight, is not the biggest welterweight on the UFC roster, meaning he has a considerable disadvantage against Strickland.
UFC 268 takes place next month, November 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.